Halfway through listening about that last overseas trip I wanted to interrupt. For I had heard something new and quite different about travelling overseas.
When talking about meeting people in their own country I began to hear a quiet deference. Someone who wanted to tread lightly as an invited guest.
I certainly don’t identify with the tourist that is the centre of attention. The loud one with the expectation that the whole country is waiting for their next request.
No what I heard was this. I am a curious guest. I am visiting your country. I do know something of course, but mostly there is much I don’t know. And I will learn more if I am respectful to all those I meet. That is what I received from my conversation with the introverted tourist.
- Intro/extroverts, country character and strangers (nikalikesmaps.wordpress.com)