Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Voluntourist

"We all have stereotypes of people around the world and what we think is going on. If I told people I was going to Bethlehem, they would think, “baby Jesus” and be like, “Oh, that’s nice.” If I said I was going to Palestine, they would say, “Oh, you should wear a bulletproof vest. Are you going to be safe?” It was a completely different perception. 
Anywhere you go, you find people are pretty much the same—we just want to have a good life."
-Ken Budd, author of The Voluntourist: A six-country tale of love, loss, fatherhood, fate and singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem, shares his thoughts on the perpetuation of stereotypes while travelling. Read my full interview with Budd here.

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