Another Morning Walk, Stopped at Bread Oven, Trying to Avoid Stress of Motorcycle Taxis
Hi Andy - I can see how cultural fatigue could be a significant problem for a traveler. Motorcycles constantly buzzing around would get under my skin, too.
In my limited travel experience, I've found the broader the variety of activities that you enjoy and perhaps participate in that provide deep satisfaction or stimulation, the more likely it is that cultural fatigue will not set in. Or if it does, it goes away quickly when the next thing that make your heart soar comes your way. Meeting the young kids you have in your videos and some of the adults you meet gives you that feeling, no?
We all have moments in our lives that give us indelible memories. The good ones -- those that are cultural experiences -- are very rewarding and delicious to return to in our mind. For me it was in the tiny San Ercolano chapel in Perugia where I heard some classical music and was transported by the beauty of the space and sound. Or getting food with a friend in a closet sized kitchen/cafe in Brooklyn -- a kind of soul food, I guess. Or windsurfing in the aftermath of Hurricane Gloria after it passed over Long Island.
I'm sure all of us could go on and on.
I LOVE the morning walk off the pavement! The bread stove is SO cool!