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New Yorker Article About Chinese Tour Groups in Europe

Postby nakatago » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 3:21 pm

An American (probably an expat in China) joins a Chinese tour group on their European tour.

'Hilarity' ensues.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/04/18/110418fa_fact_osnos?currentPage=1

Interesting perspective, especially how the guide gives his cultural notes. I was like "hmmmm...." most of the time.

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Re: New Yorker Article About Chinese Tour Groups in Europe

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 4:30 pm

nakatago wrote:An American (probably an expat in China) joins a Chinese tour group on their European tour.

'Hilarity' ensues.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/04/18/110418fa_fact_osnos?currentPage=1

Interesting perspective, especially how the guide gives his cultural notes. I was like "hmmmm...." most of the time.


Laughed and laughing till now .. !!!!!!!!!

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Re: New Yorker Article About Chinese Tour Groups in Europe

Postby the lynx » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 4:45 pm

nakatago wrote:An American (probably an expat in China) joins a Chinese tour group on their European tour.

'Hilarity' ensues.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/04/18/110418fa_fact_osnos?currentPage=1

Interesting perspective, especially how the guide gives his cultural notes. I was like "hmmmm...." most of the time.


Not sure how funny it can go but it is certainly thought-provoking. The author really gave an honest yet objective observations on Chinese middle-class people in Europe as tourists and what they have observed/discovered.

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Re: New Yorker Article About Chinese Tour Groups in Europe

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 08 Oct 2012 5:09 pm

the lynx wrote:Not sure how funny it can go but it is certainly thought-provoking. The author really gave an honest yet objective observations on Chinese middle-class people in Europe as tourists and what they have observed/discovered.


Hilarious for me, partly, because I saw the same behaviour from Singaporeans ..

Like when we were on a guided tour, we were stopping near a 'tribal village' and the van behind us was packed with Singaporeans .. (I knew they are Singaporeans as in the subsequent stop, they told me so .. ) and when the guide asked us to alight and stretch out legs and walk around the tribal houses, the van load of people just took pictures and drove off.. I found out that they wanted to 'crash course' the tour

When i saw another bunch of Singaporeans, in another tour, where we get off the transport and take a carabou ride, the Singaporeans were running behind the cart, and the cart only had their bags .. when I met them in the next stop, they sheepishly admitted that they wanted to fast track the tour and made the cart as light as possible, as they had a timeline to meet .. even on a holiday, they were rushing like mad max ..

Oh, later, when I was in the bar that night, I saw the whole gang, to see, they had missed the last boat out of the island, despite their rushed tour .. and I heard them planning their next tour, as to make it as compressed as possible ..


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