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The Art of Photography => Street Showcase => Topic started by: Rayyan on April 15, 2019, 03:00:49 pm

Title: No, definitely not for me!!
Post by: Rayyan on April 15, 2019, 03:00:49 pm

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Title: Re: No, definitely not for me!!
Post by: luxborealis on April 15, 2019, 06:50:34 pm
There are those who travel and enjoy being in synch with local cultures and there are those who bring their own culture with them travel and broadcast it widely. Given the prevalence of westerners disrespecting local social norms, the sign is warranted especially for the many who dont bother reading up on a place before visiting. Worse are those who are aware of more conservative dress and behaviour, but still ignore it, flaunting their western laissez-faire (or, as some say today, who gives a f***) attitude. Sad.
Title: Re: No, definitely not for me!!
Post by: Cornfield on April 16, 2019, 04:25:11 am
I had one night in Vang Vieng last month, when I had planned to stay three nights.  This place is for people who are young and people who think they are young.

Laos has so much to offer independent travelers interested in shooting landscapes, culture and people but VV is best avoided.
Title: Re: No, definitely not for me!!
Post by: Rayyan on April 16, 2019, 07:01:21 am

Terry, Cornfield. Thanks for the comments.

The only time a foreign place ( specially in a foreign country ) could/should/might be avoided by the old, the young, the not so young etc. is, imho, due to accessibility or required facilities availability.

How one dresses, behaves, conducts herself/himself is upto the person/s.

I stayed there 3 nights. Had a wonderful time.



Title: Re: No, definitely not for me!!
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on April 16, 2019, 09:46:25 am
...How one dresses, behaves, conducts herself/himself is upto the person/s...

You seem to be arguing against the message on the sign?
Title: Re: No, definitely not for me!!
Post by: Rob C on April 16, 2019, 01:37:56 pm
All long-term migrants, from whatever culture they might originate, do this: you can leave your country but it never really leaves you. Especially when you've had a couple too many; just one more, and then another. (Thanks to swamp pop rock, this open philosophy classroom is free to all!)

:-)
Title: Re: No, definitely not for me!!
Post by: luxborealis on April 18, 2019, 11:15:33 am
How one dresses, behaves, conducts herself/himself is upto the person/s.

Perhaps Im mis-interpreting your remark, but it seems like you are saying you have no regard for the fact that you are a guest in their home.
Title: Re: No, definitely not for me!!
Post by: KLaban on April 18, 2019, 12:36:00 pm
When young and on our travels we frequented places in the Med where nudity and lovemaking were the norm and no one so much as batted an eyelid. The locals were either participants or conspicuous by their absence. These days we wouldn't even consider dressing inappropriately.

Go figure.

Title: Re: No, definitely not for me!!
Post by: Rayyan on April 19, 2019, 06:27:32 am
I believe one should respect the laws, customs, traditions of any place one visits; irrespective if that place is considered a ' third world ' or a ' first/second ' world place by an alien to that place.
There can be no excuse to do otherwise.

I hope I have removed any misunderstandings.