19 Aug 2010


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1. The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.

2.The traveler is active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes "sight-seeing."

3.The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own.

4.The vagabond, when rich, is called a tourist

5.The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist.

6.In the middle ages people were tourists because of their religion, whereas now they are tourists because tourism is their religion.

7.In the past, it was only in science fiction novels that you could read about ordinary people being able to go to space... But the foundation for space tourism is now laid.

8.Tourism, human circulation considered as consumption is fundamentally nothing more than the leisure of going to see what has become banal.

9.Though there are some disagreeable things in a country there is nothing so disagreeable as the tourists.

10. A tourist never looks like he looks at home, he saves on clothing

11. A tourist always has at least a camera

12. Tourists are a special race, you recognize them everywhere

13. Some tourists feel like home in another country, but they don't behave like at home

I came back home yesterday night after a nice day in London as a tourist !


Jo said...

Welcome home! Gattina. Oh I love your thirteen points on tourists. Glad you had a good trip. I look forward to hearing all about it. (((Hugs))) Jo

Anonymous said...

Welcome back. I love these especially 12 :)

Hootin' Anni said...

Love this list....
When I was a kid, when we traveled to NYC, I remember my dad telling me 'not to look up'...since that was a sign of being a tourist in the "Big Apple". Well, at my age, it was difficult not to NOT look up at anything!!

Welcome back from your trip. And it's okay if you don't want to join in on the new Thursday Theme Song meme...but, remember if you ever think of a song...just add photos to the lyrics and you'll have a post! It's quite fun and a good challenge.

Thanks for the visit.

Maribeth said...

Welcome home and I have enjoyed your posts and pictures. I also love #12!

Mia Celeste said...

Oh, I like all the tourist lines.
Thanks and welcome home.

I am Harriet said...

Wonderful thoughts to ponder. You are so right!

Have a great Thursday!

Loree said...

That cartoon is hilarious. Hope you enjoyed London. I love being a tourist if I can get to see different countries.

Melli said...

Hmmmm... I would much rather be a traveler than a tourist! Glad you made it home safe and sound! :)