When an earthquake hit Kinabalu on Borneo last year 18 people died. For the Dusun people it was clear: The guardians of the mountain showed their wrath. A few days prior some backpackers found it very funny to take … Continue reading The Culture Thing – when travelers & tourists misbehave
It does not really matter where we are – on Hawaii, in Africa or on a farm in Tyrol, Austria. Native culture is often an orchestration. But, this can have a silver lining. Perhaps every second traveler is asking … Continue reading Orchestrated for tourists…..yes? no?
In poor countries, many locals think of a foreign traveler as a sponsor. A sponsor which has the duty to “hand over” his money. But this is not the actual problem. On journeys the traveler accepts everything. He looks, he … Continue reading The Traveler – a strolling money bag
More than ever, the tourism industry is a battleground when it comes to pricing. And, as always during a fully blown war, the weakest ones suffer the most. It is very tempting to exploit inequality. Economical weaker countries (but not … Continue reading When is the vacation too cheap?