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Old 04-14-2019, 09:55 AM
 
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Frankly no. Why would I travel halfway around the world to see the same culture I have at home? I want diversity! LOL

It has nothing to do with the color of the people but rather engaging in their unique cultural heritage and for that you've got to get away from the tourist areas and out into the boonies.

I think world politics is making a big mistake by choosing to force us all into the same mold. Worse yet, so many of us seem willing to go.

*Off soapbox*
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Old 04-14-2019, 10:32 AM
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Location: Texas
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What is a Brit? after 300 BCE?
A Druge. A Carthagian, Roman, A Celtic, A Saxon, A Norman, A Brittany, A Nordic?
A part of being an empire was to confer "citizenship to all within the empire.
Not very diverse, as Romans, Celts, Saxons, Normans and Nordic were all European and white. Even Carthagians were probably darker skinned Caucasian types.

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Old 04-14-2019, 12:40 PM
 
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I prefer diversity, especially after a long period of time in a relatively homogeneous country.

After a month in Korea it was like a breath of fresh air arriving in Hong Kong. Black folks, white folks, Middle Eastern folks, Filipinos, Chinese speaking mandarin, other Chinese speaking canto, etc.
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Old 04-14-2019, 01:46 PM
 
Location: 60630
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Did you travel to visit ethnically and culturally diverse cities? Then you should visit cities in different countries.
Right...lol.
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Old 04-14-2019, 02:24 PM
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Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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Not very diverse, as Romans, Celts, Saxons, Normans and Nordic were all European and white. Even Carthagians were probably darker skinned Caucasian types.
Well, I didn't know that color is the only thing that defines culture
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Old 04-14-2019, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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I don't expect a foreign country to be my own personal theme park or stuck in time for my own entertainment. Instead, I want to explore the current place in the current moment of time in whatever format that might be.
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Old 04-14-2019, 05:02 PM
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Well, I didn't know that color is the only thing that defines culture
There is such a thing as white European culture.
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Old 04-14-2019, 05:25 PM
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If I ever make GB, I'd like to do kidney pie, a Welsh pudding, Irish corned beef and hot chicken curry.
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Old 04-14-2019, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Tulsa
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No.

Spanish speaking countries are much more interesting than Hispanic neighborhoods in LA where you'd constantly worry about your safety.

Chinatowns in LA and NYC are embarrassing, service/quality of food in authentic Chinese restaurants in LA are 10 times worse than any decent restaurant in Shanghai. More successful Chinese immigrants choose to live in affluent suburbs. Chinatowns attract losers among Chinese immigrants.

The same goes for Europe. So-called ethnically diverse neighborhoods in big cities = bad neighborhoods filled with recent immigrants who have nowhere else to go.
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Old 04-14-2019, 08:50 PM
 
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I'm sure that there are cities that have a high level of homogeneity, reflecting a somewhat "pure" cultural identity. That kind of travel might be interesting but might also be hard to find in major cities. I have not been there but Iceland is supposedly very homogeneous. Rural communities might be low diversity. Cities that are hard to get to or at least not on the tourist radar might show a homogeneous culture but likely a modernized version. Watching those old Anthony Bourdain shows it appears that even the most remote villages have karaoke machines and cell phones. If someone wants diversity the big global cities might be the best bet.
To the bold: I've always said that Rome is London is Paris is New York City. In other words, you're likely always going to find a lot of transplants in major cities, which could potentially serve to dilute the culture of the country you're visiting. Me? I prefer a more aboriginal experience when traveling. I like feeling connected to the traditional culture of a place. Examples: I prefer Naples to Rome and Manchester to London.
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