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11. Posted by aireek (Budding Member 15 posts) 7y

Quoting Piecar

The world IS smaller and easier to navigate now. It IS less of an arduous journey to get places. It IS less of an accomplishment to be able to wander the streets in the centre of some strange city in Indonesia. It HAS taken some of the lustre off the hobby.

Really, get over yourselves.

its not necessarily about where you go but the experience you have and that experience is yours and only yours.

Who cares if someone thinks a place isnt as good as it used to be because its been overrun by tourists or because its become much easier to access.

Who the fuck rates destinations by the difficulty in getting there anyway? Travelling as a hobby is so broad that to say the accessibility of getting there has "taken some of the lustre" out of travelling is ridiculous. Stop being jealous because younger people can do the things that you maybe cant anymore.

If you carry that opinion but change the subject you may as well say "Technology has taken some of the lustre out of computers as a hobby. Back then it was so difficult to navigate a computer but now... oh now, its so easy... just makes computers and the internet so shit now and not worth using"

Another example. say you went to Phuket 15 years ago. if you went there again 14.5 years ago it obviously wouldnt be as exciting. Youre to blame there.

Get over yourself and let people enjoy their lives because discouraging them about places is only going to make them laugh at what you say while they sit on a beautiful beach somewhere knowing how much more fun they are having.

12. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 7y

I just travel because I enjoy it and enjoy seeing new places and learning more about the world I live in. I take what other people say with a generous pinch of salt and make my own mind up.

Don't be so upset by things other people say and go and enjoy yourself.

13. Posted by tleb (Full Member 117 posts) 7y

Quoting Piecar

And what a completely ridiculous thing to say: " you should explore your own neighbourhood where you are living, it's probably not touristy" The reason most of us travel is to see something that few others get to see. It´s a conceit that all of us share.

Speak for yourself chief. If you are some pseudo rebel who makes life choices, for no other reason than to express how unique and individual you are... that is your problem.

Alot of people do things that are not what others do because they genuinely have different values and desires, and are drawn onto different paths because it is the only path they want to take.

Sure it can be fun to reminisce, but doing things just to talk about it later seems kind of lame to me. Some people genuinely want to explore, learn, experience and grow. Did you know travel can really do that?

Try it big guy. You might like it.

-Tom

[ Edit: Edited on 19-Feb-2009, at 13:05 by tleb ]

14. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting aireek

Quoting Piecar

The world IS smaller and easier to navigate now. It IS less of an arduous journey to get places. It IS less of an accomplishment to be able to wander the streets in the centre of some strange city in Indonesia. It HAS taken some of the lustre off the hobby.

Really, get over yourselves.

Who the fuck rates destinations by the difficulty in getting there anyway? Travelling as a hobby is so broad that to say the accessibility of getting there has "taken some of the lustre" out of travelling is ridiculous. Stop being jealous because younger people can do the things that you maybe cant anymore.

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I have to admit sometimes, I get jealous looking at those 19 year old Brits, haunting my bars. But then I remember, I am not that old.

The other day, while visiting an ANCIENT TOWN, which I visited last year. I noticed how tourism has damaged the place and how too much construction is taking place. Some sceneries faced oblivion.

BUT I KEPT MY MOUTH SHUT... I was with three French and one ultra sarcastic Brit in this tour, and they were having a good time playing with their digi cams. I just thought I am not going to pull that monologue "THIS PLACE WAS SO MUCH BETTER 6 months ago."

I still encounter those species of travellers who keep talking how Southeast Asia was way better decades ago, when I was a fetus.

15. Posted by sambo123 (Budding Member 45 posts) 7y

mate, just ignour them! all that matters is what you experience while travelling not what they experienced back in the 80's...they're all jealous!Enjoy yourself- thats all that counts!

16. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

The other day, while visiting an ANCIENT TOWN, which I visited last year. I noticed how tourism has damaged the place and how too much construction is taking place. Some sceneries faced oblivion.

You know, it's kind of ironic that you're ragging on tourists when you'd been a tourist there twice. I agree that too many tourists can ruin the look and feel of somewhere special, but when we go, we're all part of the same flock.

17. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting tway

Quoting Swept Away

The other day, while visiting an ANCIENT TOWN, which I visited last year. I noticed how tourism has damaged the place and how too much construction is taking place. Some sceneries faced oblivion.

You know, it's kind of ironic that you're ragging on tourists when you'd been a tourist there twice. I agree that too many tourists can ruin the look and feel of somewhere special, but when we go, we're all part of the same flock.

I won't patronize Mc.donalds if they open one in an ancient town or paradise island.

But yes, I see the irony. But I didn't say anything about the changes. A few months earlier, I would ask for western toilets too.

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