Forget your smartphone at home and be a tourist

Posted by on September 26, 2013

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Recently we saw in the news the applauded campaign in Australia about the disinterest showed by this new generation of tourists that can’t live with the smartphones that, ironically, don’t let them live.

Forgotten phone

Forgotten phone

This topic is worrying the goverment of Queenland, and honestly it is bleak to see people passing by a Da Vinci sculpture or a Egyptian pyramid whithout being able to take their eyes off of the screen. It’s true that with the new technologies we have the information about everything at hand with a pair of clicks, and more yet now that you can have Internet even inside of a cave. The problem starts when you post in Foursquare that you’re in the caves of Tito Bustillo (Asturias, Spain) while the guide is showing the Paleolitic art, explanation that will never come again.

Tito Bustillo

Tito Bustillo

That’s why Australia decided to ellaborate a “conductual code” against the dependance of the Australians to their phones, but now answer this: are the Australians the only ones who look for the information of the place they’re visiting on the net with open eyes and close ears? Haven’t you (yes, you!)been talking with a virtual friend while talking face to face to another one? If you are planning a new trip, the tip of the day is to transfer your SIM card from your smartphone to that old phone in the corner of a drawer to enjoy your vacations with new eyes. Really, do it.

Forget your smartphone

Forget your smartphone

Phone photos: amysimages2005, mobilyazylar, desdeasturias.

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