Sunday, February 22, 2009

The New Iraq's First Tourist

Serious tourists (who, of course, would never let themselves be called that; they are travelers, scoff, scoff) live to one-up one another by dropping mentions of exotic destinations: "Oh, yeah, Thailand's nice, I guess, but it's a bit too commercial for me. You should really visit Burma." Visits to crime- and disease-ridden third-world countries are of course played like trump cards. This guy, then, has all-time hands-down bragging rights.

2 comments:

Elephantschild said...

Climbing Everest is so passe now; war zones are the last frontier.

pois de senteur said...

This Italian guy sounds like the guy who know too little. Protected by ignorance, perhaps? Or protected by trust, a concept new to many people the world over.