I find it fascinating that a major movie star, albeit only 16 years old, would be so excited about this to post it on Twitter as a fabulous find. I suppose that his parents are still confiscating most of his money.
I saw where she called Joan an "old homosexual," too.
Obnoxious idiots, possibly young teens, with nothing better to do with their time, especially now that some of the big companies are requiring more in the way of identification before allowing a comment post.
It's one thing to be proud of your heritage, but this sounds like something much more. I tend to avoid people like that unless there is some compelling reason to interact. There's no changing them, so why waste energy in dialogue. I feel the same about many of the ultra-consertives in the United States, too. Those people who choose to focus on our differences rather than our commonalities, while also believing their way is the best and only way. I can remember attending a bible study with a group of conservatives who were part of my husband's work place. I was a naive 22 year old and was totally shocked at what I heard these people saying in regards to "others" who had a different religious belief, or no religious belief. Though there was lots of pressure to continue to attend those meetings, for the most part I avoided them like the plague. This kind of goes back to your question about "snobs" and my response regarding "elitists," Deyana.
My first boss at the airline was English and always used the word "racialist" which shocked me. He was definitely a great believer in "separate" racial equality. He was the sort of person who denounced apartheid in South Africa but felt that a new more equitable system should be found as long as it kept the races from intermingling. In fact, every person whom I have ever met who used the term "racialist" was English.
dayana From Collins dictionary and thesaurus:- racialism or racism n 1. the belief that races have distinctive cultural characteristics determined by hereditary factors and that this endows some races with an intrinsic superioriry. 2. abusive or aggressive behaviour towards members of another race on the basis of such a belief - racialist or racist n, adj
I am traveling with my spouse in a week and we have all our airfare, hotel, activities prepaid and wanted to know how much to carry for food, fine dining and spending as well as a VIP car service which is 800euros while we are there. So less the car service we will have 4700euros
I'm not sure traveling that way you can really even claim to have been in Paris any more than someone flying over it in a plane that sees it out the window can. They've probably barely even seen their own country without a pane of tinted glass in the way. The only way to actually see a city is to walk it, and I'd go further and say probably to walk it alone, in a non-touristy area, for a good length of time, and at least a little lost. If you are with friends or family or a tour group you exist in a bubble that follows you around insulating you from where you are, and more so in a country where that bubble keeps you isolated in a language different from the place you are visiting. Driving around a place also is hardly more immersive than using Google Maps street view at home. I guess I'll never understand traveling that goes to great lengths to maintain a comfortable distance between the traveler and the place they are going, it seems at best pointless and probably self defeating.. If you aren't ever uncomfortable or challenged, you are totally doing it wrong.
As much as I agree with you, Fumobici, I don't believe people who travel that way really care about learning about a place. They certainly travel with a driver and tinted windows at home, and just added "Paris" as a place they could say they have been and eaten in fancy restaurants and bought some expensive stuff.
I am with you on this point, fumobici. Even travelling with one companion prevents me from meeting local people as they won't interrupt a couple. I used to sit in a park or public square and in no time someone would sit with me and soon a small group would be "practising their English" with me. I have had people show me their homes, shops and I've had invitations to a wedding and other events. I play finger games with little kids and we all have a fun time. So long as I stay in the public place I feel safe. I have lost count of the marriage proposals I have had from young men!
Travel! Set out and head for pastures new[br] Life tastes the richer when you’ve road worn feet.[br]Ibn Battuta[br]
Totally agree with you all. I have never understood the need to put some kind of distance between yourself and the people of the country you are travelling in. So much is missed with that mind of mind-set. And walking and mingling with the locals is the best way to really learn and understand what the people of a place are all about. I think with some, who have a 'them and me' attitude, it boils down to a mix of fear, pre-conceived judgements, and snobbery. And it makes you wonder why they even bother going in the first place.
I have never traveled alone, but that is something I want to try. I imagine it would be a completely different kind of experience.
I really recommend travelling alone but realise that it is not so comfortable for a lady, how Questa has escaped marriage beats me. However you do get a better feel for a place as long as you relax into the local culture.
Man is not lost, only temporarily uncertain of his position