I’ve visited 14 completely different nations out of the 30 or so developed nations on this planet. From my superficial touristic view, I’ve famous that in all these nations, individuals earn cash at day jobs, spend it on stuff, and customarily lead predictable lives. The distinction between nations is a lot smaller than the distinction between people. From this I’ve concluded that travel is not worth it, no less than on the subject of going to different developed nations.
I’ve lived in three completely different nations, all a number of the richest nations on this planet. This has allowed me to realize a sure exterior perspective on particular cultures, no less than the rich ones, and traditions that may not be gained from tourism. Cultures ARE barely completely different. Some are reserved. Some are civilized. Some are ethical. Some are pleasant. Some are lazy. Some are hamfisted. Some are hardworking. Identical to individuals.
Nonetheless, on the entire, nationwide cultures are way more comparable than individuals. In case you are a carpenter, you’ll discover you’ve extra in frequent with different carpenters no matter their nationality than you do with their neighbor. There, I simply saved you lots of journey time — nonetheless, maybe this needs to be skilled to be absolutely realized. I nonetheless run into individuals who needs to be sensible sufficient to understand that their nation shouldn’t be one of the best as a result of its persons are in some way chosen.
If you wish to study one thing about individuals, I counsel you speak to your neighbor slightly than somebody from one other nation.
Maybe my perspective is clouded by being concentrated in developed nations. Nonetheless, that is the place most tourism go anyplace, so why are individuals going?
I do know people who purchase the tour guides and plan out which landmarks to see. I word that almost all locals by no means go to these landmarks. This means to me that the landmarks are irrelevant to the tradition regardless of being promoted as being the important a part of the tradition. Why do individuals go to see the views in the event that they don’t care concerning the views the place they dwell?
Generally it’s concerning the buying, however significantly. World commerce means that you could now purchase the identical restricted variety of items everywhere in the world. Why go to Paris, when you should purchase the identical issues down on the nook retailer. Equally, typically, it’s concerning the meals. However actually, I don’t have to go to Greece to eat at a Greek restaurant. Sure, perhaps it’s not the identical, but it surely’s fairly rattling shut.
Generally individuals journey to get away from all of it? My query then is, what are you operating away from? And why are you operating? I’ve by no means felt a have to get away from my regular life that could possibly be cured by a one week getaway.
It was that journey meant one thing. Like an expedition you’ll work to go someplace. These days, you simply hop into an airplane and 12 hours you’re out of the country on the opposite aspect of the world that’s nearly an identical to your personal. I believe that is simply “consumption of locations” just like consuming meals or issues. Is trendy tourism simply yet one more client expertise?
Have you ever ever thought of touring slowly? Transferring from metropolis to metropolis till you get to the vacation spot? I believe sailing is an interesting way to travel slowly. I submit that you don’t actually know a spot until you’ve labored a job there, opened a checking account, and lived as a local slightly than simply briefly handed via whereas taking photos. Living abroad makes for extra private progress than flying round in a tincan as a vacationer. In case you have some helpful abilities, you may even travel for free and receives a commission for it. (Till I stop my profession, I’ve by no means paid for a aircraft ticket with my very own cash.)
That’s how I see it; I notice that I may be lacking a couple of genes, so please enlighten me why journey is so fashionable?
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