Saree Not Saree: India 2013

It's funny how time and distance change you, the roads you take don't always lead you home.

Sort-of Terrible Or Irresponsible Things I’ve Done While Traveling India

I can relate to a few of these, but overall an ignorant backpackers view of Indian Hippie culture. There is little room for western students here, as a group we are either high rolling tourists, business men, or live in a hut “finding ourselves”.

Thought Catalog

Tell people I’m from the Bahamas

Americans face an unfortunate situation when traveling abroad: they’re from America. The only countries whose travelers have a worse reputation are Israel and France.

Regardless of the country you’re visiting, the United States has probably done something bad there. Perhaps the US has done good there too, but people focus on bad things. This results, sometimes, in you being treated you as though you personally committed atrocities, or, more often, that because you’re from a rich country you yourself must rich and should therefore be charged lots of extra money for things.

In some cases this can be avoided by denying that you’re American. Many traveling Americans claim to be from Canada, but this doesn’t resolve the rich country problem, nor does it erase other generalized stereotypes about the West in general. Plus, unless you’re advertising your Canadianess with a gigantic maple leaf on…

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