Two blog posts to read

Some diverse reading for you today. The first is funny – it is a cracking blog topic about the funniest Australian sayings. Have a read, and check out the comments too.

The second one is a bit more serious – it’s a blog post about ‘slum tourism‘, and it pretty much captures the bigger quandry that has been central to my travel: is visiting places of extreme poverty good (because you will take the message and your new awareness home) or voyeuristic? Or is it both? Does it exploit or empower local communities? I have no answers, but I know it is a curly set of questions that I have thought about a lot.

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