Someone just wondered whether this walk was an anti-tour. Um, not according to Daniel Kalder, aka the first international congress of Anti-Tourists at the Shymkent Hotel, Shymkent, Kazakhstan, October 1999:
The anti-tourist does not visit places that are in any way desirable.
The anti-tourist eschews comfort.
The anti-tourist embraces hunger and hallucinations and shit hotels.
The anti-tourist seeks locked doors and demolished buildings.
And so on. I keep telling people they should want to meet squatters, gypsies, finch fanciers etc on variants of walks like this, but this anti-tourism stuff has yet to go mainstream.
- People we meet: the ornithophile matricide
The long, narrow bar connects the folksy-chaotic gypsy street on one side of the block with the folksy-chaotic payo shopping street
- Finches for sale
I’m beginning to suspect that some people come out walking principally for the bizarre drinking opportunities encountered on the way. This
- Filth: progress
I’m still researching the new Filth walk, which I hope to market multilingually in conjunction with another blogger. One of the
- FollowTheBaldie.com review
I’m terrible at collecting testimonials, but here, with permission, is an extract from a thoughtful longer piece by a Chicago woman
- Tourism@Vic (update 30/6)
Speaking from baldie experience, most council tourism departments here offer an abysmal service, and things gets worse once you go online.