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Travel - I Hate It
 
# 16 : Thursday 4-3-2010 @ 00:38
 
 
Someone said :

But its not a wonderlust anymore, its all industrialised and trailed its hardly exploring because you basically know what to expect and what you will see. There are few places left on Earth with soul, parts of Africa, South America, the Antarctic

Cynical much?!

You just have to know where to look! Theres plenty of places you can go to get away from this industrialism you speak of and also the general run of the mill tourists.

Trust me a weekend in North Dublin doesn't exactly compare with a weekend spent in North Laos or Vietnam (or pretty much anywhere else I've ever been)
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# 17 : Thursday 4-3-2010 @ 00:39
 
 
Lots of reasons above to travel, it broadens the mind, how, as for different cultures I usually find they are a historic culture, this is the way we use to be, before TV and the internet,for example what culture or cuisine does a tourist experience in Ireland. I eat foreign food just because I have to educate the pallet but I prefer what I am familiar with.

I have travelled North America everywhere in Europe I like galleries scenery and museums but I could live with=out them. Someone posted. an Ipod a beach and a book in a warmer clime and that is all travel is to me.
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# 18 : Thursday 4-3-2010 @ 00:44
 
 
Then put down the book, turn off the iPod. Open yourself up to what's around you rather than bring your little world with you.

No?
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# 19 : Thursday 4-3-2010 @ 00:58
 
 
Someone said :

But travel has been an ambition of people since humanity began.

The first thing I get out of travel is peace of mind. A different setting, a different routine: it can take your mind off daily woes. I'm never so happy or relaxed as when I'm on the move. It refreshes, gives me a chance to learn radically new things, bolsters my imagination, gives me a fresh appreciation of beauty, reminds me of the astonishing diversity of humanity . . . that's a big thing, to feel part of our planet, our crazy world, this thing that we scarper about on. To be a citizen of the world and feel so tiny and awed.

Great post
And yes psylocke Cynical much.
But I do feel a part of the planet, I know a lot of histories and cultures. For me the worse part of a journey, is the journey, the pure hastle and grind of it. I get away, but I don't get away from me, which is why I have travelled in the past.

I am coming up to a period where I will have a lot of time off and everyone is saying travel and my retort is why? and they say all the above and look at me as if I have 2 heads. I probably will, but my heart is just not in it.

Travel may have not been so much an ambition of earlier man, early man was nomadic they went where the herds went a big camping holiday and later they where adventurers but then they did see and experience new things when the world had a truly new and very diverse but its not now. Its all very familiar.
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# 20 : Thursday 4-3-2010 @ 01:15
 
 
Someone said :

Travel may have not been so much an ambition of earlier man, early man was nomadic they went where the herds went a big camping holiday and later they where adventurers but then they did see and experience new things when the world had a truly new and very diverse but its not now. Its all very familiar.

Is it really that familiar? Just because you've been there before once, or someone you know has been somewhere, doesn't mean you've done it. "Been there, done that" is such an ugly point of view. Travelling involves seeking out the unfamiliar. So if your starting point is that there's no point in going somewhere because you won't be impressed, you are deliberately cutting yourself off from new experiences.
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# 21 : Thursday 4-3-2010 @ 01:16
 
 
Someone said :

But I do feel a part of the planet, I know a lot of histories and cultures. For me the worse part of a journey, is the journey, the pure hastle and grind of it. I get away, but I don't get away from me, which is why I have travelled in the past.

I am coming up to a period where I will have a lot of time off and everyone is saying travel and my retort is why? and they say all the above and look at me as if I have 2 heads. I probably will, but my heart is just not in it.

Travel may have not been so much an ambition of earlier man, early man was nomadic they went where the herds went a big camping holiday and later they where adventurers but then they did see and experience new things when the world had a truly new and very diverse but its not now. Its all very familiar.

Interesting post!
As for the idea the world is not diverse, I have to disagree!
You need to go somewhere besides Europe and North America.
Come on Asia, South America or Africa? You should research it - there's countless experiences out there.
Somewhere like Laos or Borneo for instance, you can do 'homestays' with local families. Learn to cook with them, help with their day to day tasks, find a way to communicate with them! and you won't be able to listen to your Ipod as they don't have electricity. or running water for that matter! I'd call that an experience.
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# 22 : Thursday 4-3-2010 @ 01:18
 
 
By the way, I have travelled plenty but I'm sure I'm not the only one here who would love to travel more except our pay has been cut, our bills are rising and we can't do it as much. It's a bit much to listen to someone going, 'I could could travel if I wanted, but I yawn in the face of humanity'. Please!
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# 23 : Thursday 4-3-2010 @ 01:46
 
 

Interesting post!
As for the idea the world is not diverse, I have to disagree!
You need to go somewhere besides Europe and North America.
Come on Asia, South America or Africa? You should research it - there's countless experiences out there.
Somewhere like Laos or Borneo for instance, you can do 'homestays' with local families. Learn to cook with them, help with their day to day tasks, find a way to communicate with them! and you won't be able to listen to your Ipod as they don't have electricity. or running water for that matter! [Flower] I'd call that an experience.



But I would not have to live with them to understand their way of life, what if they where to live with me here would they understand my way of life, would they be interested. There is something "quaint" as an American cousin use to say all the time while he lived with us for 3 months in that, there something wrong about it, a voyeur thing. I have to add I would love to see the Vietcom tunnels in Vietnam, but that's just the history nerd in me, Vietnam does look like a beautiful country and it still has soul.


By the way, I have travelled plenty but I'm sure I'm not the only one here who would love to travel more except our pay has been cut, our bills are rising and we can't do it as much. It's a bit much to listen to someone going, 'I could could travel if I wanted, but I yawn in the face of humanity'. Please! [Smile]


I don't mean to give that impression, so if a person does not get the universal hoopla about travelling he is yawning in the face of humanity. Perhaps I am yawning in the face of my own humanity. I don't think you experience a culture or a country by briefly looking in, I don't think you see a more beautiful place because you got on an aeroplane, I don't think you taste better food because its different and these are just points of view. I think holidays and travel have been advertised and packaged this way and if this is not your point of view you are a lesser more ignorant person you are " yawning at humanity ". love that wheelie binnism
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# 24 : Thursday 4-3-2010 @ 02:09
 
 
Someone said :

I don't mean to give that impression, so if a person does not get the universal hoopla about travelling he is yawning in the face of humanity.

Point taken.

Someone said :

Perhaps I am yawning in the face of my own humanity. I don't think you experience a culture or a country by briefly looking in, I don't think you see a more beautiful place because you got on an aeroplane, I don't think you taste better food because its different and these are just points of view. I think holidays and travel have been advertised and packaged this way and if this is not your point of view you are a lesser more ignorant person you are " yawning at humanity ". love that wheelie binnism

That's where we disagree. Leaving aside your mention of holidays being packaged - I've never gone on a package holiday - I do believe you see better things, taste better things, because they are different from routine experience. Maybe "better" is the wrong word, but more enchanting, educational, engaging.

And my point still stands about an economic climate where most people can't travel as much as they'd like, and you are going, "I could but I'm just not impressed enough by destinations", it seems a bit crass. I'm sorry if I have taken you up wrong, but is that not what you saying? If I misunderstand you, then I'm sorry.


Excellent topic by the way, I should have said that before.
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# 25 : Thursday 4-3-2010 @ 02:52
 
 
Someone said :

Point taken.


That's where we disagree. Leaving aside your mention of holidays being packaged - I've never gone on a package holiday - I do believe you see better things, taste better things, because they are different from routine experience. Maybe "better" is the wrong word, but more enchanting, educational, engaging.

And my point still stands about an economic climate where most people can't travel as much as they'd like, and you are going, "I could but I'm just not impressed enough by destinations", it seems a bit crass. I'm sorry if I have taken you up wrong, but is that not what you saying? If I misunderstand you, then I'm sorry.


Excellent topic by the way, I should have said that before.

I deleted because it was gibberish.


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# 26 : Thursday 4-3-2010 @ 03:31
 
 
I've travelled to get away from Ireland for a while (it's the Irish moaning that does my head in and the cold ) but also for a new experience

And I didn't really travel till I was 25, I mean like travelling alone long haul, we've all gone to see family and package holidays, but Travelling , I sort of fell in to for want of something to do.

Over last couple of years the skills i've learnt, like learning how to find you way around a strange place quickly, finding jobs,striking up a conversation, and the people i've met some awesome people some freaks too,I've seen a couple of cool places but for me i'm a people person, I've really enjoyed so much and coming home to share experiences is gonna be cool too, not rub it in but to share stories, photo's and introduce new friends to old friends.

right now i'm Thailand a place, I never thought i'd visit, let alone on my own, an open sewer runs past the hotel, a lady boy runs the reception, room service just rocks up unexpected (chilli prawns for breakfast after a night on whiskey going dancing with the ladyboy comes with benefits, she loves me !)
but it's great the family who own the place really try and show us a good time, I'm afraid to ask for any thing they go find it somewhere!!! ( the poor guy who'd climb the coconut tree must have be cursing the white man )They've taken us to markets, bars, the big budda.

Jonh you may be feeling a bit despondent with travel and when every one is screaming at you go, why should you, I wouldn't write it off ,but if your not in the mood for don't. your only wasting you money, but if you fancy a change some day during your time off, book a ticket and go, i'm sure if you post a thread you'd end up with a mountain of choices. My next phase will be visting my new friends and people coming to see me.


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# 27 : Thursday 4-3-2010 @ 04:45
 
 
Someone said :
Wanderlust is such a lovely feeling. Isn't that just a nice sounding word... wanderlust
I'm never happier than when I'm travelling, I've had such good times and I look forward to many more. I'm always planning adventures in my head, I shall be embarking on a mini one in a few weeks. Dreaming of far away lands keeps me going. As cliche as it may sound I love meeting people from all over the world, learning about other cultures, trying new things and foods, just generally seeing the many things this world has to offer! There is much to see and do.... I want it all!

that said it all for me. Nothing makes me happier than being on a plane to a destination i've never been to. I like being lost in a city i don't know as when you find your feet then the city is yours. I generally have a place booked to go to and for the sake of staying in a few weekends i spend the same as someone who goes clubbing two nights a week in dublin. I try not to do touristy stuff but it happens and lucky enough to have good links with artists groups and irish artists abroad to hang out with them if anything is on. Going to oslo for eurovision and meeting some friends there and then hitting gothenburg after and i'm shitting my tights for that. I even enjoy exploring ireland as we're so lucky to live in such a beautiful and interesting island. I hope to do derry and limerick this summer as i haven't been in either for years. I hope i never get bored with travelling. Some people invest in their homes, cars or children. Me likes getting nervous for a flight to somewhere new and i'll hopefully have those memories on my deathbed. *bites bottom lip as eyes well up*
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# 28 : Thursday 4-3-2010 @ 04:48
 
 
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# 29 : Thursday 4-3-2010 @ 07:58
 
 
I wonder if any travellers hate travelling?
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# 30 : Thursday 4-3-2010 @ 13:36
 
 
Someone said :

I love travel. I've just found the funkiest hotel in Amsterdam. It's like the kind of place you could imagine Jean Genet staying in.

The black tulip?
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