View Poll Results: Are you a travel snob?

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  • Yes, I prefer something different abroad.

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  • I just stay at home in my basement, happy days.

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    Isle of discombobulation Joe 90's Avatar
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    Are you a travel snob?

    Are you a Benidorm or Pattaya person?
    Or do you prefer culture, architecture and a country where no one speaks your native language?

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    I thought everyone went to pattaya for the culture and architecture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLD View Post
    I thought everyone went to pattaya for the culture and architecture?

    The high-rises seem to be of quite some interest to a certain segment of people.

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    I like toffee.

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    None of those options makes a person a 'travel snob'.

    Thread Fail.

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    I have been fortunate to travel a fair bit, mostly at my employers expense. I have also been a tourist, mostly at my expense.

    Travel definitely broadens the mind. Other people can be fun and annoying iequal measure, but that rings true back home as well. Living somewhere gives the opportunity to immerse yourself in their culture, and if you listen to people,you can learn a lot about them, and their country.

    Visiting somewhere as a tourist is a different experience. I went to Egypt once. Saw the great pyramids and the sphinx at Giza, and the museum in Cairo. Never spoke to a single Egyptian.

    I lived in both Cambodia and the Philippines for brief periods. Learned a lot about the places mostly from talking to different people. The people you meet will generally reflect the circles you choose to move in. Ask the gent. Apparently he knows about such things.
    I have met some folk who seem to have a limited outlook, until you get to know and understand them. Mixing with intelligent, well educated people is only useful if you listen, and you have good bullshit filters.

    A little sightseeing can be interesting, but people are much more important when it comes to cultural understanding.

    I commend the words of ‘Desiderata’ written by American author Max Ehrmann in 1927, if you desire a more balanced perspective.

    Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    None of those options makes a person a 'travel snob'.

    Thread Fail.
    You understand snobbery but you can’t explain the difference between truth and lies?

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