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The Issue of Commodification of a Culture and Its Items as It Relates to Cultural Tourism
Cultural Commodification The issue of commodification of a culture and its items as it relates to cultural tourism is a very prevalent issue in many societies all over the world. Margaret LeLacheur explored this concept in her senior thesis, Kia Ora: Authenticity and Cultural Tourism in New Zealand. She focused on the...
An Exploration of the Impact of Art in Kurashiki
Art can be found everywhere: in food, in architecture, and even in people. In Kurashiki, I focused on this ever-present aspect of human culture. Kurashiki is a timeless place where modern arts collide with the beautifully unique aspects of history. Prior to visiting Kurashiki, I researched some of the advertisements online...
The Importance of Traveling in Order to Experience Different Aspects of Culture
Appreciating different people is important in understanding how they understand and interpret their culture which embodies their customs, history, traditions and norms among other cultural aspects. Culture plays a major role in shaping how people or societies function and how they perceive other people and their cultures. H...
Traveling to Guatemala
Guatemala is a great place to visit itself because although it is small, it is guaranteed to keep you entertained and it is very inexpensive to go. So besides the scenic views of the numerous volcanoes, there were 3 major tourist attractions in Guatemala that caught my eye and they are: National Palace of Culture, Tikal, an...
My Trip to Spain and Leaving My Comfort Zone
People commonly think of travel and vacations as relaxing on a warm beach and staying in a fancy hotel. But in my opinion a vacation can also help you to discover so much more about the world. Travel can be a great way to experience new cultures, learn new things, and meet new people. Travel can be an eye opening experience...
An Overview Why Angkor Wat Should Be on the Top Five Places On the Lonely Planet
Why Angkor Wat should be on the top five listed places on the lonely planet? Angkor Wat is one of the biggest religious monuments ever to be built, approximately encircling an area of about 200 hectares. This monument was built around A.D. 1113 and 1150. Angkor Wat itself means “Temple City”. At first, it was constructed t...