So You Are a Traveller, Hey?
|Umbrellas are rarely used against rain in Senegal.|
Some people often on the road hate to be called tourists. “No, I am a traveller” is a typical response. First of all, what is up with the need of being part of a particular category? And does it really matter what other people call you? I would still like to know what you see yourself as. I hope that you are happy to contribute.
one that makes a tour for pleasure or culture*
|Tuvalu doesn’t see many foreign visitors.|
Not too bad, really. Of course, the term may have changed quite a bit the last few decades. From when travelling was exclusive to the very fortunate few, through cruise ship holidays that opened up the door to more people to today with low fare airlines crisscrossing most continents. To be a tourist in the 70s, not to mention back in the 30s, was seen as very exotic and quite something else than what is now the case. And tourist class on airplanes is no longer all what it is cracked up to be.
one that goes on a trip or journey*