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What the hell, do they think they are doing??

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1. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Hello

U know when u are travelling, and u meet another traveller, who is doing, or did something and u wonder "what the hell does s/he think s/he is doing?".
What things have u seen people doing, that made u think this thought?

I was in Brazil and i met a couple, who were travelling together. They had been to Cusco. There they were told to kneel down, by a bunch of guys and had guns pointed at their heads. The guys then stole their camreas. Then next day, they saw a market stall full of modern sophisticated camreas, for sale, for $10. They bought one. I wondered "what the hell..............
I would assume, other foreigners had had a gun to their heads, to keep this market stall full.
Mel

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

Don't get me going on this one...

Although on a slightly less dramatic note, the same thought occurs to me all the time when I see TP members giving travel advice which includes a lot of flying... people, please, where's your good sense hiding! We have to stop this planet from becoming uninhabitable, and this can only be done if we make a joint effort in domains that we as consumers can exert some influence on, flying being one of them! Minimise! Minimise! Minimise!

Niels

[ Edit: Edited at Sep 11, 2006 1:27 AM by bentivogli ]

3. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

It's a good point but you can't go around the world on a reasonable timescale by surface travel.

4. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 10y

It's a good point but you can't go around the world on a reasonable timescale by surface travel.

Well, 80days is still possible, and you can actually do it in significantly less, although you don't see/do much except travel. Having said that, I do have the brewings of a plan to get around in maybe 50days in the not so distant future.