People have no issue with criticising British, Australian, American tourists when they're acting out, and rightly so. There's no reason people shouldn't do the same with Chinese tourists. Chinese tour groups were different in kind to Taiwanese, Singaporean, Korean, Japanese tour groups I saw in Southeast Asia. People from those other nations managed to act with some decorum wherever they went. At Angkor Wat, there are signs not to stand on the monuments. One woman was standing on one for a photo and I told her not to and pointed to a sign and she completely ignored me. There's one point where you can take a photo and it looks like your nose is touching a Buddha's nose. People were taking photos of their friends kissing there. I started shouting at them in Chinese and they all laughed, thinking it was all a bit of fun. The groups were generally noisy and disrespectful. Let's flip this around. Imagine if anyone did any of that stuff, or wrote on the walls, at Mao's tomb. You'd be lucky not to be lynched, and if you didn't get lynched, you'd certainly be arrested.
And you coming in to scold us all like some kind of sour-puss kindie assistant who favors olive cardigans and lemon drinks without sugar. -- Muzha Man
One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words "Socialism" and "Communism" draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, "Nature Cure" quack, pacifist, and feminist in England. -- George Orwell
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(27 Apr 2012, 11:18)