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Lonely Planet : ethnocentrism, genuine and authentic

août 17, 2011

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Ethnocentrism is the tendency to believe that one’s ethnic or cultural group is centrally important, and that all other groups are measured in relation to one’s own […] (Wiki) I wonder if anyone ever noticed : Lonely Planet travel guides are written exclusively by Westerners, whether the Bible is about Sahara or the Andes, or […]

Manufacturing travel consumption

août 17, 2011

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The ultimate goal of the traveller is to ignore where he goes (Lao Tseu) Walking around India, Mexico, Thailand  or Peru, you will meet a new type of missionaries. They are easy targets to recognize because they all carry around the new Bible, aka The Book, i.e. Lonely Planet. They clutch to it as if […]

Togian islands, the place to be…20 years ago

août 17, 2011

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When I hear people comparing the Togian Islands to a paradise, I just wonder if they have seen anything in this world. If they have been snorkeling in Belize, Australia, Honduras, the Caribbean or visited any tropical country at all. Togian Island coral has been damaged for more than 10 years now, due to heavy […]