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... mingling with middle class Africans ... where the middle income class is far above the median and more like a 19th century understanding of a "middle class" ...

... how many middle class Americans or Europeans actively seek out the company of international tourists as we go about our day to day lives?

I also wonder how much of intra-African travel that is not business trips is to visit family as opposed to "tourism" as such.

It may be that traveling to Africa as a member of an African family will result in a substantially different experience. In any event, if I get my Income Base Repayments for my main student loan approved, I hope to find that out this coming Christmas.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Tue Aug 24th, 2010 at 02:49:51 PM EST
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how many middle class Americans or Europeans actively seek out the company of international tourists as we go about our day to day lives?

Couchsurfing.com (among others) make this happen really easily. I'd be hosting people constantly but sadly my roommates don't approve.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Wed Aug 25th, 2010 at 03:54:47 PM EST
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yes, couchsurfing is seriously cool, from what people who have done it say.

this help x and workaway thing is amazing too. 27 people through here since february!

these 'agencies' are really using the net for what it's great for...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Aug 25th, 2010 at 05:08:38 PM EST
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