Thursday, 21 August 2014


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In the 1950's the Village of Jánovas in the Spanish Aragon Region of the Pyrenees was forcibly evacuated to clear the area for a new dam. The inhabitants were subjected to a reign of terror, they went as far as throwing bombs on houses with people still living inside them. 

People tried to stand up to all the terror but failed, and even though the dam was not even there and plans hadn't been accepted, the people were still forced to leave their homes. The dam was started but never completed and the army was sent in to render the village uninhabitable to stop the residents from returning. The village still stands abandoned today. 

This village is so quiet, I couldn't shake the feeling that what had been done here was just inhumane and unjust..

Friday, 13 June 2014

What are the impacts of sex tourism on Thailand?

Are they negative, positive, or not there at all?
Asia’s tourism industry has developed immensely during the past 30 years, Thailand’s tourism also benefited from the growing interest in the Asian countries. Over the past twenty years Thailand has had one of the most rapid growing economic growth rates of any developing country in the world. The tourism revenue of $4 billion each year allowed Thailand to turn up as the economic leader in the Third world. Officials have said that the success of their tourism industry is mainly thanks to the ‘uniqueness’ of the Thai people, many attractions around the country and the friendliness and hospitality, no word is spoken about the sex tourism that brings many of the tourists to this country (Bishop, p. 67). 
Each year Thailand is visited by millions of tourists from around the world.  However, many people do not know that 60% of the visitors are male and that an astonishing 70% of those males are sex tourists. Thailand however does not seem to recognize the ongoing sex tourism in its country, the fact that sex tourism is being ignored can be explained by the following. The worldwide tourism industry believes that the success of a country in tourism can be measured by economic factors. All other factors are not taken into consideration; this is why it is believed that it is in the best interest of any country to censor the factors that have a potential negative effect concerning tourism. We could say that most of the general public does not even know about sex tourism and is only confronted with it when going to a destination where it takes place, a destination such as Thailand. 
The purpose of this paper is to give a deeper insight of the impacts that sex tourism leaves behind in Thailand. Over the years many solutions have been found that were supposed to decrease sex tourism, all have been found not to be the main solution and the problem lives on. It is hard to find out the impacts that sex tourism leaves behind, because of the nature of the Thai people. They don’t show much emotion to the public and never show weakness since this is seen as one of the biggest mistakes you could make in their culture. What can be read in this essay is what kind of impacts sex tourism leaves behind, are they all negative, or are they maybe also positive, and, is there anything being done about the negative impacts?
Sex tourism
What exactly is ‘sex tourism’, often it refers to tourists who travel to specific destinations with the goals of purchasing services of local women and men. There are different varieties of sex tourism; it can range from illegal brothels to pornography, erotic phone calls, street prostitution or call girls (Nuttavuthisit 2007). Sex tourism is primarily done by men that come from more developed countries to underdeveloped countries such as Thailand. However, women from developed countries are also starting to travel with the goal of pursuing sex tourism, but visit different countries such as Brazil and the Dominican Republic (Herold 2001). 
In the last few years internet has been very convenient for marketing sex tourism and is accountable for the rise in sex tourism. Different websites provide sex seekers information on other sex tourists. They are able to find information on sexual exploits with detailed information on prices of sex establishments in different destinations and how to approach prostitutes. There are also sex tour travel agents that have their own guides and brochures with information on different sex destinations (Chow-White, 2006). 
There are many different descriptions of sex tourism, which one is the right one is for you to too decide. The most basic and most often used one is that sex tourism could be defined as a person travelling exclusively in search of sex; they often do this with pre-purchased packages that include the companionship of a local woman at a destination. 
Another definition is that sex tourism is a travel experience where a crucial element of the holiday is that the tourists buy sexual services of the local population (Piscitelli, 2001). Sex tourism often gives the image of red light districts, exploitation and prostitution, but is often very different. Chris Ryan (2001) argues that tourists travel for a plethora of reasons which includes leisure, culture or business. However that as sexual beings the tourists could get into a situation where they find themselves in sexual or romantic encounters during their travel (Ryan, 2001). In less words, Ryan says that it is often a coincidence that these men have sexual encounters with locals. This description of sex tourism is in my opinion the one that is not correct at all, research shows that many of these men go to destinations with a clear goal; to have sexual encounters with a local. 
Sex tourism in Thailand
Sex tourism in some countries is promoted as actual sex tourism, for example in the Philippines. However in Thailand sex tourism is illegal and therefor ca not be promoted by the Thailand Tourism Authority. No one knows exactly where sex tourism started in Thailand, many say that it has its roots in Buddhism, or that it all started because of the informal handling of sexuality, they even say that the Chinese guest-workers imported it from their home country. The only fact that is true is that prostitution started to really get popular around the Vietnam War and has been increasing every year from then on. 
The statistics concerning sex tourism in Thailand are very vague. It is said that one third of the sex workers are minors. However, there are no exact numbers that indicate how many Thai woman and children are actually working in the business. 
Thai sex tourism is like a fantasy for many of the sex tourists. These pliant girls will do anything, and that is how it is promoted in the unofficial channels. But what is said before, the scale of how big prostitution actually is, is very unclear. 
Many organizations working in Thailand are against sex tourism. They know that much of their revenue comes from this kind of tourism and that the loss of income will be dramatically but they would rather lose money than see an increasing rate of diseases and abuse because of the sex trade(Nuttavuthisit, 2007).
Sex tourists
Sex tourists can be divided into three subgroups. Group one are the semi-skilled workers in their early 20’s that look for sexual experiences. Group two are the ordinary guys that are more interested in romance or an actual emotional involvement with one or more women. The last group is the businessmen, in this last group you find men who are looking for sexual experiences that are forbidden in their home country. 
The tourist than again can be divided in four different groups. Number one are the men who go on sex tours, these are organized trips which are advertised in their home country. Then there is a group that travels independently but specifically looks for sex at their destination. The third group is looking for a holiday in paradise but have in the back of their mind that this includes doing thing that can’t be done at home or that are forbidden in their home country. The last group are the men that visit Thailand once but keep coming back because they are ‘addicted’ to the hospitality of the Thai and their friendliness, these man are often very lonely in their home country (Green, 2001).
The demand for sex tourism keeps on rising every day, sex tourists often get bored with a destination after visiting it a few times. They then start looking for new destinations with new women. Because of this demand, companies will keep on coming up with different tours and destinations. This is the way that sex tourism is spread globally; people get bored and move to another destination. If a law was made that would stop the sex tourists from booking their holidays, we would see a dramatic decrease of sex tourism in many destinations.  
Negative impacts
Thailand, just like many other countries has serious problems regarding sex tourism. However, it has been noticed to be a much bigger problem in Thailand than anywhere else since the sex services seem easy accessible. Sex tourism has become an attraction on its own with red light districts being promoted and recommended in several guidebooks. Even though Thailand’s main source of income comes from sex tourists; Tourism Authority Thailand is still against these businesses mainly because many of the providers of sex tourism have been working these jobs from a very young and unacceptable age (TATnews, 2010).  
The demand for sex tourism increases every day, lately younger girls have been used more and more because it is believed that because they are so young they have no sexually transmitted diseases. Clients also find these young children attractive because of their innocence and their vulnerability, which is a horrible but true thought of many pimps that keep hiring these children. 
A big negative impact on Thailand’s tourism industry is the fast spreading AIDS. Tourists have been discouraged to visit the country because of the high amount of people with AIDS in Thailand (McCamish, 2002).  Thailand is promoted as the sex capital of the world and many people come to the country because of this promotion. However, this brings the danger of AIDS and a higher transmission of this disease from sources that come from Thailand itself but also from many other countries.  Off course sex tourism is not the only reason for AIDS spreading through the country this fast, but it is the main reason. The Thai government has even up till this moment not done a lot for this enormous health crisis. The only promotion on trying to prevent this disease was telling everyone to use condoms. 
Another impact is that the image of Thailand, the world now sees Thailand as a paradise for sex tourism, because this is what it has been promoted as for numerous years. Because of this image people that are interested in this kind of tourism, and this is why they will keep on visiting the country, making it hard or even impossible to change their ways (Essays UK, 2013).
Positive impacts
Many things can be said about sex tourism, but one positive thing did come out of it. Because of this kind of tourism, normal tourism also started growing. Thailand got more attention in the media, not just because of sex tourism, but also because of its natural attractions. Tourism grew rapidly and the economy grew with it. Much of this is because of sex tourism and the popularity it has with its visitors. 
Employment opportunities have also grown because of this, businesses like restaurants, bars, hotels and massage parlors need people to work for them, many of the people working in these places also work in sex tourism, but, hopefully in a few years this will start changing to just one regular job. The sex tourists do not hole up into their hotel for their stay; they also visit other facilities at their destination. They usually spend quite some money which will help other Thai people that don’t work in sex tourism to earn more as well. 
When asking sex workers what another positive impact is of the job we get the unique answer of: ‘a better life’. What is seen often in many destinations is that women that work in the sex industry marry their clients that come from the more developed and rich western countries. After marriage they sex workers have a free entrance (visa) into that country and a way out of the life they have been living so far. Those Thai women don’t marry for love, but for a visa and earn entrance to this country not only for themselves but also for any children they might have and an easier access for their other family members (Brennan, 2002).
What is being done?
Sex trade is where sex tourism started originally, it made Thailand more popular as a destination because it was accessible and had no laws concerning the sex trade. Prostitution was legal in Thailand until 1960, this changed because the government of Thailand saw that sex tourism was no longer a proper and successful way of improving the economy of the country. This is why in 1960 the parliament came up with the Prostitution Suppression (Prohibition) Act. This act says that it is illegal for every person in Thailand to participate in the sex industry except the clients, for them it is still legal. 
The last few years Thailand has been trying to get rid of the brand ‘sex tourism center’ by promoting the country as more of a family tourism destination. They for example promote other activities such as parasailing, bicycling, elephant riding, canoeing and rafting (No author, 2011). Even after the law made in 1960 change is still needed, because the sex industry now works illegal, they have to be more careful but the growth is still there and many sex tourists still visit the country every day. The Thai authorities have been working towards two different approaches for sexual crimes. Number one is to make a stricter framework that legally tackles different elements that have to do with sex crimes such as trafficking, prostitution and sex with minors. The other approach is to work together with civil society groups and local communities to protect and identify the victims so that they can be helped (Fox, 2010).
Even though, a lot of progress has been made over the years; improvement is still needed especially in terms of prosecution and enforcement. NGO’s have been trying to restart projects having to do with sex tourism with the Thai government but have been unsuccessful. The Thai government main focus right now is on promoting the economy and tourism. They made this choice even though a high number of high profile arrests of different foreign pedophiles have been made in Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia. Many of the NGO workers are very disappointed in the choice the government has taken (Fox, 2010). 
Sex tourism is viewed as a problem that takes place in a country, it is being said to be an issue for developing countries or a woman’s issue. No one says it is a problem that has to be addressed to the countries that supply the sex tourists. A different view on this problem is to look at it as if a constant demand from sex tourists.  Even though policies over the years have been made, Thailand is powerless because of the continuous demand for sex tourism. It is believed that when the demand stops the supply of women will also stop. A minister in the Prime Minister’s Office in 1999 said “The Thai government does not and will not condone sex tourism.  Although sex tours may bring in some foreign currencies, they are against all the moral principles we believe in.  The sexual service business is an internal problem that we are trying to curb, but controlling the supply will not help much if the demand keeps pouring in.  Thus, demand from foreign male tourists are the cause of the problem, and it should be dealt with in the countries that supply sex tourists” (Hongsakula, 1999). 
What we know is that the government did set up certain rules to try to regulate sex tourism in Thailand, but the rules are not as black and white as they should be. Thai officials often keep a blind eye when noticing sex tourism, this could be explained by the fact that those officials probably have family working in tourism and earn money of, of those tourists. I do not think these rules will help, sex tourism will stay. What is said earlier is definitely true, where there is demand, people will provide. Going to the source of the problem, the home of the sex tourists is something that should have been done a lot earlier in history. Now this problem is out of control and is almost impossible to regulate. 
Sex tourism will keep on existing as long as tourists keep on looking for sex holidays. I believe it will not ever stop, the government always puts its priority elsewhere, even though it sees its country crumble under the diseases sex tourism brings with it. Yes, sex tourism is illegal and the situation for the Thai has improved; because almost no children are being used and trafficking has decreased in the last years. However, changing a whole country takes time, and as long as not everyone agrees to this plan and starts working with the officials, change will never come. 
Thailand knows what is happening in its country. They keep a blind eye and act like the situation is improving, but in reality the situation is the same and the impacts sex tourism makes stay the same or are worse. The sad reality is that everything has become ‘normal’, the Thai people do not find it a shame or weird that women and men work in the sex industry. It is sad that many of the younger women don not marry for love, but the fact is that they do everything willingly and are almost never forced. They are not forced to have sex with these tourists, they are not forced to start a relationship and no one forces them to marry these men. 

So, in the end are the impacts positive or negative? The answer stays unclear; sex tourism is a grey area in the tourism industry. Officials cannot help because the government doesn’t stand behind them; the locals are helpless because of the demand that keeps on coming their way and their need to survive. Do you think there is a solution, should the government of Thailand do more or do we need change in the countries that the sex tourists originate from?

Saturday, 12 October 2013

London trip

I am sooooooo excited; I'm finally going to visit the UK. Can you believe that I've never been there, even though it's super close to the Netherlands. Yes, I know what you’re thinking *YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN THERE, oh my gosh..* 

Even though I'm only going for three nights, I'm still really looking forward to it. I've wanted to go for as long as I can remember. And not to forget it is one of the destinations that is on the top of my list for an exchange or internship! I really hope London lives up to my expectations, I can't wait to go shopping and sightseeing around the city.

I'm going at the beginning of January so that is still a few weeks away, but this won't stop me from looking up everything I can find on London. I need to find the best places to shop, the things that must be seen on a first visit and not to forget, I really need to drive in one of those red busses. 

If you can think of some really awesome sights and stuff like that, pleeeease let me know!

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Albania & Macedonia

This was truly amazing; I don't think that I would have ever seen these countries without this school trip. The tourism in both of these countries is still underdeveloped but has so many amazing opportunities. The nature is otherworldly beautiful and the people are nice and helpful. 

I hope that in a few years these places will be visited more often by foreigners. I can't stop saying that people are missing out on something. Of course there are also the awful stand-up toilets (see picture) and the beaches aren't what we say clean. But that just means that there is room for improvement and that it can only get better. 

I'm wondering if anyone else has visited these countries and what your opinion is, do you love it? But the biggest question of all that has been strolling around in my head since I left these countries is; what do the Albanian and Macedonian people think. Do they want more tourism? Are they willing to change?

Wednesday, 15 May 2013


Going into another world, escaping all your daily pursuits and just pretend that your living this life full of adventures. I have been thinking about writing this post for a while but needed a bit more encouragement from my own side to start it. I love reading books, the hard covers where the pages get yellow, old and it all just really smells like books are so nice. But I have to say that I really like my Ipad and the app iBooks. I have about 100 books on there, different series and I can't wait to read them all. 

I know I should remove a few of them to make some room for others but I can't do it, every time just before that moment that I really am going to delete some, I just freeze. Anyone else has this problem? I just have this idea in my head that I want to read a few of them later, and it would be a shame if they were gone, right?

At the moment I'm reading the final book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, maybe you know the series from the first book that was turned into a movie and came out in 2010? I also saw that the second movie, about the second book will come out in 2013, so excited to see what they've done with it!

I wanted to give you a quick look into a list of my favorite book series, of course I know there are many great other ones, and I could make this post go on for ever and ever.. But yea, don't think that's such a good idea, so you can find a few of my favorites below. 

Peachville High Demons series, by Sarra Cannon.
The series exists of 6 books; they tell the story about a girl that switches foster homes more often than her own clothes. After getting kicked out of her latest foster home she gets send to her last resort Shadowford home for girls. After a murder in her new town she finds out that it was no coincidence that she got send there and that she is not just a normal girl. 

 I love Sarra's writing; it felt like I read all books in one breath. I can't wait for her next book 'The trouble with goodbye'!

 Mortal instruments series, by Cassandra Clare.
This series also has 6 books; the first book is soon going to come out in theatres all over the world in 2013! About the book, it's about a girl who lives alone with her mom in New York. She finds out she can see things that no one else can and that there are others like her. Her mom disappears and all she can do is trust these strangers with the weird ability to see the weirdest creatures ever, just like her.. 

The book takes you to a world next to our own, after reading you would almost think that it is real. That there really are werewolves and demons and whole cities that we don't even know of. The last book in the series will be published in 2014. 

 The Uglies , by Scott Westerfeld
These books take place into a world where everyone is born ugly and once you turn 16 you are made beautiful. Friends and families get separated but no one can wait to become beautiful themselves. The main character in the book is a month away from her 16th birthday and finds herself in many adventures before she can become her true self.

Before I started reading these books I did not have high expectations, after the first 10 pages I even thought about putting the book aside. It just didn't interest me, but I have to warn you.. After the first chapter the story just drags you in, so be warned!

Soul screamers series, by Rachel Vincent
Soul screamers is a series of 10 books about a teenage bean sidhe (banshee) Kaylee Cavanaugh. Kayleigh tries her best to be normal even though the threat of the Netherworld (a frightening, hidden for human's world full of mythical monsters that want to possess her body and soul) is never far away.

I love this book because of the romance dilemmas between the main characters. The choices she has to make while her life hangs on a threat. I can't wait for the last book; it will come out in May of 2013 that is THIS MONTH!!

Hush, Hush series, by Becca Fitzpatrick
The book follows teenager Nora Grey, who has a normal life until she meets Patch a fallen angel. The series exists out of 4 books in which Nora escapes dead more than ones. 

The start of the series is a bit slow and needs some getting into, halfway through the first book I really fell in love with the characters. 

 Some other series:
  • The vampire diaries, by L.J. Smith
  • Dark angel chronicles, by Melanie Nilles 
  • Divergent Trilogy (last book will be published in 2013), by Veronica Roth
  • Fallen series, by Lauren Kate
  • Darkest powers trilogy, by Kelley Armstrong 
  • Caster Chronicles, by Kami Garcia
  • Shifters, by Rachel Vincent
  • Unbound series, by Rachel Vincent
  • Unwind trilogy (last book will be published in 2013), by Neal Shusterman
  • The Immortals, by Alyson Noel
  • Providence Trilogy, by Jamie McGuire
  • Sea Breeze Series (next book will be published in 2013), by Abbi Glines
  • Existence Trilogy, by Abbi Glines
  • The Vincent boys, by Abbi Glines
  • Shadow Falls series (next book will be published in 2013), by C.C. Hunter
  • Selection Trilogy (last book will be published in 2014), by Kiera Cass
  • The Wolves of Mercy Falls, by Maggie Stiefvater
A few of my favorite writers are Abbi Glines, Rachel Vincent and Sarra Cannon. I can't wait for all of their next books to come out! If you are a book freak like me you might have noticed that I love fantasy books. It's just that most of the fantasy stories are so much alike our own life but on the other hand are so totally different. 

Please let me know if you think you have any books that I should read, I would love to hear your opinion!
Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book. - Author Unknown

Monday, 13 May 2013


Happy belated mothersday!

The weather here in the Netherlands is horrible, so I thought some nice pictures of the great day I had in Breda last week would cheer everything up! 

Breda is the city where I study ,and where I plan to live after this summer. I really like it, there is always something to do, different festivals throughout the year. It also has a beautiful park which is lovely for sunbathing, playing or just hanging out. If you find yourself in the Netherlands it is definitely worth a visit. 

Slaglining, awesome entertainment but so hard to actually do! I have to say that I did not make it across the line on my own.. 

 Playing this awesome game called 'ninja', really nice group game had loads of fun!

And to end this awesome post, some nice pictures of the city of Breda. 

 The one thing to remember about an adventure is that if it turns out the way you expect it to, it has not been an adventure at all. - Kim Fay

Monday, 6 May 2013


It seems like a lifetime ago, but I went to Egypt in the summer of 2010, the year before all hell broke loose over there. It is a country where many have very outspoken opinions about, the same can be said for me.
When we where discussing Egypt as a possible holiday destination we got numerous not very positive advices from friends and family. The main thing everyone warned us about was the immense heat during the summer months. I guess all our friends weren’t joking, it is a good thing people can’t melt otherwise I would have been a puddle at the bottom of one of the pyramids!
After a short flight of only 3 to 4 hours we arrived at our resort around 8 in the evening. In Egypt it already gets dark around 6 so we couldn’t really see anything when we first arrived in this humid country. The funny thing about all of this was that we couldn’t even find our way back to the reception the next morning because all of the darkness the evening before. In the morning we found out that our room was close to the sea and the beach (only 20 meters from each)! The first days we relaxed and went to our tour operator to see witch trips we wanted to take during our two weeks there. We decided to do the following:

  • Snorkelling and visiting Giftun Island.
  • Day trip to Luxor, visit the Valley of the Kings, colossi of Memnon and the Luxor temple.
  • Quad tour through the desert + riding on the back of a camel.
  • Cairo, visit the pyramids, the Egyptian museum, the palace of Nefertiti, and a boat trip on the Nile.

The snorkelling trip was amazing, right before we arrived at Giftun Island we came across a large group of dolphins. My first time ever to see dolphins in the wild! When we arrived at the island we got the opportunity to go snorkelling and explore the sea. I have to mention that this was my first time snorkelling in an area where coral reefs could be seen. However, in my imagination they had always been prettier than when I actually saw them in real life, I might have been overdoing those images a bit in my head.. Giftun Island was a true paradise, I had never seen such white beaches in my life and the sea was so blue, I absolutely wouldn’t mind getting lost at sea and ending up on this amazing island.

Our visit to Luxor was really, really hot. The bus ride was only 3 hours and on our way there we made a few stops, one of them at the Colossi of Memnon. 

After that we arrived at the Valley of the Kings, I didn’t find it that amazing, this was probably because it was so terribly warm and we had to walk an awful lot to get to the different graves. I have so much respect for all those people working in those places every day. I know that most of them are used to it because they were born there but anyways, I wouldn’t trade with them for the world. After a quick drive through Luxor in our air-conditioned bus we made our way to the Luxor Temple. I have so many pictures from the different statues and walls and beautiful drawings on the wall but it’s impossible to show them all.

What I remember about the Luxor temple is how small it looked from where the bus stopped and how big it was in real life. The statues and walls were all at least 10 meters high; I couldn’t believe that people build all of it so many years ago. I can’t even imagine people building things like this right know! The details on some of the walls and statues already began to fade especially on the bottom, but when you looked up you could still see some of the colours and detailed drawings that once covered everything.
A detail about the temperature this day was that there was no wind and the thermometer reached 49 degrees that day.
The Quad tour was something that I was really looking forward to; I had never driven a quad before and thought that I would be just awesome at it. The opposite was true, after only 5 minutes my right thumb felt like it was going to fall off and because of that I wasn't able to push in the gas (you do this with this thumb). The bumps in the deserts where massive and each time we had to drive only a bit crooked I had this feeling that I would overturn. 

We drove the quads for about 45 minutes (after someone taught me how to press the gas properly). when we finally arrived at the destination where we would be drinking some tea and ride the back of a camel. After that we also had to drive back for almost an hour. On our way the group who was less advanced luckily could drive via an easier road, I still found it really hard so I can’t even picture what the advanced road looked like. On our way back we saw several big whirlwinds, it is fascinating to see how from a little burst of wind they turn into these big whirlwinds.
Something you might want to know if you are ever going to drive a quad through the desert; sand gets stuck EVERYWHERE! After two days of swimming in the sea and the pool I still found sand in my ears, ugh, so gross!

Cairo was a pretty long trip from Hurghada (where we were staying). We had to get up at 6 and we left about 30 minutes later, the bus took us to the capital in about 6 hours. 

We started our tour at the Egyptian museum, got a really nice tour in the most horrible English you could ever imagine. Unfortunately we weren't allowed to take our cameras inside, so no pictures. After the museum we went to the border of the city to visit the pyramids. They were soooooo big, you hear stories about how massive they are but it’s only till you've been there yourself that you can truly say that they are BIG. It was so funny to see that the police rides camels there instead of cars or bikes. 

We also went to see the sphinx, I really thought that it would be nicer, but you can almost not see the facial features anymore because it’s so damaged. Last stop was the palace of Nefertiti, the first thing that comes to mind are those damn stairs that you had the climb and those salesman at the end. 

We stayed in and around the resort for several days, we visited a hammam. I can really recommend you to visit one when you are in Egypt, it is really calming and relaxing. The service in the resort was amazing as well, the staff really try to help wherever they can. The morning chef even knew what I wanted for breakfast , so you can’t say that they are not dedicated to their work.

Now you know what I liked from my short trip to Egypt, I also had a few thinks that were a bit less alluring.
  • The payments for two pieces of toilet paper.
  • The salesman who almost attack you to get you to buy something.
  • The nausea I got because I had to get used to the heat at all times of the day.
  • The sexism, they always talk to men first and don't even look at the women. 
  • Traffic, I thought I would die sitting in a cab (they honk for everything).
  • All the unfinished construction sites. 
I don't think that I will revisit Egypt, but who knows what happens, maybe I will.

I was wondering if you have any experiences with Egypt, did you like it? Would you go back?