This is how it is: being a tourist in a city such as Rome... I can imagine that some people might be awestruck by seeing those monuments and important places even when there are thousands of others around you. But I can't. I try to escape those places. I've been to Paris, but never been anywhere around Eiffel tower... In Rome I did not visit neither #Colosseum
, nor did I stay longer than 5 mins around #fontanaditrevi
Maybe "being a tourist" has absolutely changed the way we see what is important: the Colosseum might still be impressive but where do I truly experience a city? (I don't have an illusion that a tourist can experience the city in its entirety, we don't even scratch the surface while on vacation). But sometimes just for a moment: I believe that it is possible to feel the place as it is. Most of the time it happens in the places that are not super important from a historic perspective and are not even close to being a tourist attraction. It is always those "secret escapes" or "Geheimtipps". But not thst pizzerias where at the end ther are only German guests because everyone read that this restaurant is a "Geheimtipp". So why do we still see huge crowds around the fountains and monuments? What does it mean today to travel and explore?
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