Travel Quiz, Why Do I get Angry at Cliché Problem? #travel


Gadget

Travel Quiz, Why Do I get Angry at Cliché Problem? #travel


WalkingStick

You get angry becausy you are eating a standard western breakfast of animal products in front of a sign that says "Vegan" to draw in "yuppy, hipster" tourists.


WalkingStick

Could you give some comparisons of what things like 'breakfast' cost in and outside the "tourist bubble?" One of the great benefits of your videos is that it seems that every travel destination consists of a fake stage of a tourist bubble and reality of the land and culture, with most Americans not being able to distinguish the two apart. You show the real culture and the real world view of the country you are in I appreciate this. Thank you.


Gadget

There are more comments on the inside, on the Index, on the Talk Wall. Gean, Walking Stick nailed the answer. The price was 25 Quetzales. Xe.com says this is 3.39 US Dollars http://www.xe.com And, personally, I consider this super expensive compared to Ricasoli 20 Q Americana breakfast, As best I can surmise, the wages of the locals is around 8.16 dollars per day, meaning that my one sandwich would require them to work 4-5 hours to buy, which is why there are almost zero Guatemalans eating at the Kitsch Bakery, but a few at Ricosoli. Generally I try to spend 1 dollar at a restaurant, so 10 Q at Kitsch is what I call entertainment cost, not food. I walk to the fresh air market to buy food, which is the not packaged good. I purchased the sandwich to explain the nature of tourism, like a big story told to trap yuppies, dreads, and general expats, or tourist, always fun to know the multiple economies of a culture. Yet, I speak great Spanish ,and can sit around joking with the locals, so I am on both sides of the culture, the locals, and the Gringos. Most expats do not go to the market, I seldom see any there, a few backpackers type, maybe the Argentina trinket sold in street types, more than 8 pieces of clothing and accessories types, all good fun, as Pana, and Lake Atitlan is a fashion market on steroid, every one is decorated. Wages here http://www.terraexperience.com/guatemala_minimum_wage.htm


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