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In Defence of the Backpacker

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People are instinctively inclined to be contemptuous of the tourist.Tourists dawdle and get in the way; they get lost and don’t speak the language. When tourists come, we say they descend in a ‘horde’, as though they’re Genghis’ Khan’s Mongol army rather than congregations of pleasure-seekers dithering about in a state of naivety and conspicuous consumption. Continue Reading

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