…”Province says 2017 is BC’s worst wildfire season on record”…”12 things learned by working as a butler at the Plaza Hotel”…”I don’t mean to ruin your holiday, but Europe hates tourists–and with good reason”….
Apparently it’s been 1,026 fires destroying 8,950 square kilometres with the majority of activity in the province’s Cariboo region affecting 6,700 kilometres. Sadly, evacuation orders continue ongoing displacement for too many people as 142 fires currently remain burning.
SOMETHING ABOUT…“1) one VIP list you don’t want to be on–the “SA”..those requiring special assistance (the complainers); 2) bath time can be awkward; 3) hotel guests are predictable; 4) except when they’re totally unpredictable 5) sex, drugs & come again?; 6) mind the pillowcases (guests bring their own; don’t let them disappear) 7) Christmastime, not so merry; 8) the customer is not always right; 9) the easiest way to get banned (zero tolerance of guests who mistreat staff); 10) afternoon tea leftovers don’t go to waste (they go to the staff canteen at 5:30pm); 11) a good tip can make it worthwhile; 12) when to call it a night”
One can only imagine ‘reading-between-the-lines’…..all in day’s work!
SOMETHING ABOUT…“Travel opens our eyes to the world – but it also means closing them. We ignore the hordes of people like us, all of whom want authentic tapas and a photo for Instagram.”
The opinion piece continues “Ethically, we know there are issues with tourism, but we ignore them because we tell ourselves that seeing the world will make us appreciate it more. But what happens when locals feel completely taken over by tourists? There is no denying the innate imperialism of much tourism. We tread heavily through the homes of others as if we owned them. No wonder they wish we weren’t here.”
A wee interlude not meant to be ‘heavy’, that sings about us all being pilgrims on the journey of life and shares some sentiments about humanity!
—we are all travelers on the road of life!…grace! light! peace!
Love kindness, seek justice, walk humbly!
Cheers to a ‘meaning full’ fine thriving Thursday!