5th Post of February – Tourists and Travelling
Saw this statement in a shop window,
“Don’t be a tourist, when you can be a traveller”
and I thought quite an interesting statement, why would you want to be a tourist? They are usually the main annoyance of people who live in a interesting place. Making yourself a traveller would mean you are trying to experience that countries way of living and culture they live by much more, by trying to get involved with how they truly live rather than spectating what they do from a distance. Most ordinary people of that country don’t really admire and go to places and see objects that are pin pointed as tourist attractions. We all know that the governments have exploited historical, memorial places and objects so they can become a way of making money from those who want to apparently travel, but are really are behaving like tourists when seeing these places.
So don’t be a tourist, be a traveller and experience a different way of life instead of being visiting places that most likely will have relevance to you in the slightest, part from you have ‘been there’ (of course I know some pin points of landmarks are beautiful, I am mainly talking about common landmarks such as Windsor Castle, in England. Most ordinary British people haven’t visited it and most likely wouldn’t, just a tourist place)