Some of the essays I’m…

Some of the essays I'm reading are awesome; if I have time, I'll write up a bit talking about what I'm liking and why. But in the meantime, this resonated with me:

"Traveling solo through India, I always expected some local shopkeeper or templegoer to invite me home for chai and divulge all the secrets of the culture. Never happened. Last year a couple I know took a Road Scholar tour of Rajasthan with a dozen other Americans; every day they shared tea or a home-cooked meal with Rajasthanis, several of whom they still correspond with. If that's 'touristy,' somebody strap a Nikon around my neck."

-- Peter Jon Lindberg, "In Defense of Tourism"

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