The traveller sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.
Flipping my iPad, checking emails, bank accounts etc, which then lead to my flickr page, old pictures, I recalled asking friends about their travels… ‘did you took any pictures?’, ‘how many?’ and later, find out that most of them really didn’t bother much.
They focused more on shopping, buying souvenirs, eating, sightseeing, sleeping etc.
Traveling or going away for holiday is fun, traveling because of work for the company, well, maybe not that fun… The 9 to 5 rules applies, attend meetings, hear talk, seminars, all that stuff. The only thing good about it is the fact that everything is free and paid for. If you re traveling for your own business, I guess that’s even better because you’re making money from your travels.
With a little bit of luxury… (Compared to a backpackers hostel) having your own bathroom, fresh bed comforters, towels and 4 fluffy scented pillows, I have to admit that I could be turned into a spoiled, whining traveller if too much exposed to all this ridiculous overly charged luxury. 😋 .
There was one time that Santubong mountain was free to climb, I went there the first time at 2008, then few times afterwards, until suddenly one day, there was this structure built, which I thought was nothing. Soon, they started asking for entrance fees, parking fees etc.