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Seeing the other Africa doesn't cost money, but it takes a mental step-down: it takes nerves, an iron stomach and re-evaluates the western values. And therefore, in the end, travelling tells us more about our own values and preferences, even more than it tells us about the values and customs of ordinary Africans, which remain, together with their motivations for why they are preferred, a complete enigma

This was my experience, too, when, many years ago and very briefly, I was traveling in India.  

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Wed Aug 25th, 2010 at 09:51:59 PM EST

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