SOUTH AMERICA BUMPING
I walk down the sidewalk in Cusco, Peru, a person walks towards me, I think they will move over to share the small sidewalk, instead they do not change, they walk right into me, BUMP or I have to walk off the sidewalk, which can be a little dangerous as the road is only wide enough for a horse drawn carriage and the sidewalk idea came later.
So there is a constant bumping of bodies, I am always wondering and trying to pinpoint the reasons, is there a primitive more basic life mannerism that says it is not important and we should just bump, has the more developed societies learned or unllearned this behavior?
Nonetheless I am about a foot taller than most people, so the bump they receive is more than I receive. This can be annoying and dangerous for older people or small people.
Here is a tip I wrote years ago about this annoyance.http://www.hobotraveler.com/newstips044.php
Here is a list of annoyances around the world, please add some if you wish with the form at the bottom of page.http://hobotraveler.com/annoyances.php
There is a difference between annoyances and danger, and if you live in a Five Star you are probably there because you really do not want to know the people.
After reading the title of your blog, I'm extremely jealous! 8 years of traveling across the world! What is your secret? I have a traveling addiction, yet find myself confined to a year of travel as a result of expenses. Let me in on the secret of your success:) Gracias! Christina