To George Olden
- Reply to "Crowded
Dear Mr Olden,
I have just read
your article in the "Hackwriters.com" and I would just like to say
a few things about it. First of all I believe that you are one of
those people who calls himself "a traveler" and not "a tourist". There
are, and I have met plenty, plenty of idiots who like to call themselves
that. No offence. But at the end of the day, I'm thinking... you went
to all those places presented in the "Lonely Planet" series too. Didn't
you? So what dragged you there? Can it be the simple fact that they
are just beautiful and impressive and worth seeing?
How could you have done such a "terrible" thing, as to add yourself
to the huge number of tourists? If you haven't been there yet, than
you are nothing but a hypocrite. Also, mind you, a lot of the popular
destinations are located in rather poor countries and by going there
you are doing nothing but helping the economy of that region. Therefore
you are helping fellow men, people in need,, people with no Western
ideas like yourself, but people who just think about feeding their
I'm from Romania, a gorgeous country that, unfortunately, I believe
you failed to notice and appreciate. I apologize if I'm wrong. Up
until 11 years ago, we were not allowed to travel anywhere in the
world, talk to any ex-pats and have no access to television programs.
A couple of years ago, I saw an episode of the "Lonely Planet", and
I have to say that it inspired me to travel. I saved some money, choose
a few destinations and decided to go and see places that I wasn't
even allowed to think or talk about, during the communist years.
It was the first time I had left the country (at 40 years of age).
Therefore I would like to apologize to you if I "polluted" all the
"remote" places that only a few people (including you?) are entitled
to go to. Maybe you should also write an article about the famous
museums around the world and the amount of people who go and look
at the beautiful paintings. They should not be allowed in there....
Right? Maybe we should go and visit Mars, Venus, Pluto and other planets
in our solar system before you allow us to go and see the wonders
of our planet...?
I'll will sign off now and I don't suppose I will hear back from you.
I'm not really worth it as I am probably just, as you call, "a tourist".
However, if you do have the decency to reply to me, my e-mail address