Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I do not think that what some people do counts as travel. When you take a taxi everywhere, stay at nice hotels where everyone speaks English, eat out at restaurants where everyone speaks English, and in general use money as a buffer between you and the rest of the world, can you really say you've experienced a place? Haven't you just shifted the geographic location of your bubble? A change in scenery does not constitute a change in experience.


  1. There are a lot of USAians who view other people's cultures as entertainment, to be viewed as though from the tram on a Universal Studios tour. They are so ego-centric, they claim an entire continent for their nationality, as though Canada and Mexico are not part of America.

  2. I don't know, Nicole; I'll take travel any way I can get it! : )