What countries do you crush on?

Corpsey

call me big papa
Probably things would be different now I'm not 19 and wouldn't have to walk around with a big map.
 

luka

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thats why i admire the way you and your 12 closest male friends just rent a villa with a pool somewhere warm and stay there. no interaction with the locals. just get the beers in.
 

luka

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sealed off. completely safe. sort of like the big brother house but without the cameras and the psychological manipulation.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
It's a really strange feeling being in a foreign country alone, shits me right up. It feels like an adventure just to go into a shop to buy crisps.

I actually feel like this in strange British cities too. Used to feel like that in London but now my heart pumps Beefeater blood.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
thats why i admire the way you and your 12 closest male friends just rent a villa with a pool somewhere warm and stay there. no interaction with the locals. just get the beers in.
I wish there a beer reaction emoji

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IdleRich

IdleRich
thats why i admire the way you and your 12 closest male friends just rent a villa with a pool somewhere warm and stay there. no interaction with the locals. just get the beers in.
Always fancy doing this kind of thing but just no way to get twelve people organised, in advance. Even to get 5 of us to rent a little place together outside Lisbon seems impossible.
 

luka

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It's a really strange feeling being in a foreign country alone, shits me right up. It feels like an adventure just to go into a shop to buy crisps.

I actually feel like this in strange British cities too. Used to feel like that in London but now my heart pumps Beefeater blood.
why would you go to a foreign country alone though? i would never do that, not for love nor money. i went to Evesham alone once and stayed in a Travelodge and it was terrifying and strange.
 
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version

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“I began to think of myself as a perennial tourist. There was something agreeable about this. To be a tourist is to escape accountability. Errors and failings don't cling to you the way they do back home. You're able to drift across continents and languages, suspending the operation of sound thought. Tourism is the march of stupidity. You're expected to be stupid. The entire mechanism of the host country is geared to travelers acting stupidly. You walk around dazed, squinting into fold-out maps. You don't know how to talk to people, how to get anywhere, what the money means, what time it is, what to eat or how to eat it. Being stupid is the pattern, the level and the norm. You can exist on this level for weeks and months without reprimand or dire consequence. Together with thousands, you are granted immunities and broad freedoms. You are an army of fools, wearing bright polyesters, riding camels, taking pictures of each other, haggard, dysenteric, thirsty. There is nothing to think about but the next shapeless event.”
 

Leo

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“I began to think of myself as a perennial tourist. There was something agreeable about this. To be a tourist is to escape accountability. Errors and failings don't cling to you the way they do back home. You're able to drift across continents and languages, suspending the operation of sound thought. Tourism is the march of stupidity. You're expected to be stupid. The entire mechanism of the host country is geared to travelers acting stupidly. You walk around dazed, squinting into fold-out maps. You don't know how to talk to people, how to get anywhere, what the money means, what time it is, what to eat or how to eat it. Being stupid is the pattern, the level and the norm. You can exist on this level for weeks and months without reprimand or dire consequence. Together with thousands, you are granted immunities and broad freedoms. You are an army of fools, wearing bright polyesters, riding camels, taking pictures of each other, haggard, dysenteric, thirsty. There is nothing to think about but the next shapeless event.”

that makes it sound negative.
 

Leo

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this guys is being funny, which get it. but I disagree that a lack of familiarity equals "stupidity". sure, if a native didn't know how to properly communication or navigate a city, then yeah, they might be stupid, but that's very different from a visitor from another land/culture.

being an new visitor is wonderful because you're actually experiencing the new world around you, instead of just mindlessly trudging down the street like you do at home. the lack of accountability is great, taking a chance on a weird menu item, getting a little lost and seeing what you find.

not sure if luka was kidding or not but I could never get with his supposed dislike of traveling to a foreign land. can't believe he'd let some minor inconveniences prevent him from enjoying all the benefits.
 
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WashYourHands

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On this side of the pond worshipping the gods of rain befuddles the mind after a while

With 40degree summers probably moving north this decade, we can just sit on these rocks and moan about the weather and food, like always

See you in Skegness
 
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