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Anonymous asked in TravelEurope (Continental)Other - Europe · 4 weeks ago

when people travel to another country, like Europe, or Pakistan or India etc , what are they wanting to see that cant see on You tube?

was hearing how someone had spent months reading everything they could about their trip to Pakistan and watching everything they could on Youtube about it, so, i was wondering , why need to go there? you are paying to fly over there and pay a hotel to go to a restaurant there and then what? (you can see it better and more places for free on Youtube now...so why go over there?

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what do you mean "experience " it? you can experience it via reading about it, its history, etc and seeing all kinds of things that would be limited to see if you were actually there (I mean it is EASIER to see more of it via computer now)

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    You're so right. So I guess the millions of people who enjoy traveling every year must all be stupid, right? It can't possibly be because we enjoy eating the local food, meeting the local people, snorkeling in the water, riding the trains, eating long dinners outside on beautiful evenings in France (without mosquitoes), going up the mountains for the view, seeing the real works of art, and so on. I just did a boat trip in Panama where we saw monkeys in the trees and rare heron just an arm's length away- not on a video. 

    "Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer." 

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      4 weeks agoReport

      yeah, you kind of hit the nail on the head there in your first sentence. too bad you had to ramble afterwards. i have heard it before. and it doesnt convince me. i can go to a Indian restaurant in my own town if i want OR i can learn to cook it myself?  (it isnt worth thousands of dollars for that)

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Seeing pictures is not the same as being there. If you think it is, then you have never been to a foreign country or you are remarkably imperceptive. Yes, pictures can give you some idea, but they do not tell everything.

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      4 weeks agoReport

      well, yeah, you are right, i hate having to walk around looking for a toilet in the heat and having people give me dirty stares because they know i am a tourist and they hate the USA etc

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Seeing is not everything. People like to experience other cultures.

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      what do you mean "experience " it? you can experience it via reading about it, its history, etc and seeing all kinds of things that would be limited to see if you were actually there (I mean it is EASIER to see more of it via computer now)

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