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Dark Tourism
07-31-2016, 04:47 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Quote:“Dark tourism” is an attempt to conceptualise the growing swathes of international tourists who visit sites and memorials involving death, disaster, and catastrophe. Dark tourism is part of the adventure tourism industry, which has grown by 65 per cent annually over the past four years; expanding dark tourism’s geographical boundaries and for some, crossing a few ethical ones.

/... “If you are looking for something that will REALLY blow your mind brother, you should check out the Aghori cult.

“The Aghori — they’re cannibals, it’s one of the other things I came here to see. They fish dead human out of the river and eat their flesh, and they eat dead dogs sometimes too,”

Now I am not sure whether it was the line about eating human flesh or eating dead dogs, but it was at that moment I would have donated my succulent right arm just to see one of these so-called cannibals in action.

Notwithstanding my own morbid fascinations, the ethics of dark tourism loomed as a live issue: some people consider Dark Tourism exploitative, shallow, and vulgar and perhaps another symptom of Selfie Culture. Other people disagree and say Dark Tourism is exciting, educational and even spiritual.

Last year, Russian travel agency Megapolis Kurort began selling packaged holidays to war-torn Eastern Ukraine, replete with bodyguards and armoured carriers. Megapolis Kurort is now trying to organise the Assad Tour, a four-day tour of war-affected areas in Syria.

Already, a 54-year-old retired Israeli Defence Forces colonel has a spot for you on a mountain range in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights near Damascus: Grab binoculars, your smartphone and take a seat on the rolling green hills to see smoke, hear mortar rounds going off and even catch a glimpse of the slaughter.

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-ide...abb8dcbd7e

It's not how I'd like to spend my holiday

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07-31-2016, 05:06 PM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:15,017 Threads:442 Joined:Jun 2012
I recall watching a documentary and seeing a tour group in a death camp and lo and behold here it is.

http://www.battlefieldtours.com/battlefi..._tour.html

Some people are overly interested in historical war events, which, of course, include the most gruesome acts human being are capable.

I for one can learn from the past without revisiting it.
07-31-2016, 05:13 PM #3
Coolchick Member
Posts:5,052 Threads:119 Joined:Mar 2013
it would not surprise me if 'the running man' becomes a reality show..

i thought that at the time of the movie..

Just Plain Nuts.
07-31-2016, 05:46 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,186 Threads:1,536 Joined:Feb 2011
Yeah that ^

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07-31-2016, 05:49 PM #5
Coolchick Member
Posts:5,052 Threads:119 Joined:Mar 2013
and you know zillions would watch it too.

this world is gettin creepier by the minute.

Just Plain Nuts.
07-31-2016, 06:02 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:30,429 Threads:1,479 Joined:Feb 2011
Weird is spreading like a disease.

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07-31-2016, 11:33 PM #7
Accidental Stoner Member
Posts:8,724 Threads:78 Joined:Feb 2011
Bloody perverts.

I can understand visiting historical battlefields and such,
but ongoing armed conflicts..?

Gloating in other people's misery is not cool.

:(
07-31-2016, 11:35 PM #8
Accidental Stoner Member
Posts:8,724 Threads:78 Joined:Feb 2011
(07-31-2016, 05:13 PM)Coolchick Wrote:  it would not surprise me if 'the running man' becomes a reality show..

i thought that at the time of the movie..

Yup.

'The Long Walk'.

No, it not happening at some point
would be a greater surprise.
08-01-2016, 06:44 PM #9
Nomadic Wanderer Member
Posts:403 Threads:52 Joined:Aug 2015
(07-31-2016, 04:47 PM)Octo Wrote:  
Quote:“Dark tourism” is an attempt to conceptualise the growing swathes of international tourists who visit sites and memorials involving death, disaster, and catastrophe. Dark tourism is part of the adventure tourism industry, which has grown by 65 per cent annually over the past four years; expanding dark tourism’s geographical boundaries and for some, crossing a few ethical ones.

/... “If you are looking for something that will REALLY blow your mind brother, you should check out the Aghori cult.

“The Aghori — they’re cannibals, it’s one of the other things I came here to see. They fish dead human out of the river and eat their flesh, and they eat dead dogs sometimes too,”

Now I am not sure whether it was the line about eating human flesh or eating dead dogs, but it was at that moment I would have donated my succulent right arm just to see one of these so-called cannibals in action.

Notwithstanding my own morbid fascinations, the ethics of dark tourism loomed as a live issue: some people consider Dark Tourism exploitative, shallow, and vulgar and perhaps another symptom of Selfie Culture. Other people disagree and say Dark Tourism is exciting, educational and even spiritual.

Last year, Russian travel agency Megapolis Kurort began selling packaged holidays to war-torn Eastern Ukraine, replete with bodyguards and armoured carriers. Megapolis Kurort is now trying to organise the Assad Tour, a four-day tour of war-affected areas in Syria.

Already, a 54-year-old retired Israeli Defence Forces colonel has a spot for you on a mountain range in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights near Damascus: Grab binoculars, your smartphone and take a seat on the rolling green hills to see smoke, hear mortar rounds going off and even catch a glimpse of the slaughter.

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-ide...abb8dcbd7e

It's not how I'd like to spend my holiday

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Lol, I agree.

Apparently the suicide forest in Japan is a top tourist destination?
08-02-2016, 01:16 AM #10
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,759 Threads:710 Joined:Feb 2011
Wait until they make prisoner executions a public spectacle.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
08-02-2016, 01:29 PM #11
Accidental Stoner Member
Posts:8,724 Threads:78 Joined:Feb 2011
(08-02-2016, 01:16 AM)Kreeper Wrote:  Wait until they make prisoner executions a public spectacle.

Like in those countries of the Religion Of Peace..?
08-02-2016, 03:36 PM #12
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,186 Threads:1,536 Joined:Feb 2011
I don't think I'd go near it 13.gif
08-02-2016, 03:48 PM #13
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,186 Threads:1,536 Joined:Feb 2011
I hear the same is true for the Hoia Forest we've been talking about visiting on a Eastern European tour... Quite different at night

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoia_Forest
08-03-2016, 10:44 AM #14
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,186 Threads:1,536 Joined:Feb 2011
I doubt that would make urine come out 13.gif

Maybe if I drank a lot of beer first and didn't go to a bathroom I could do it.
08-03-2016, 01:58 PM #15
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,186 Threads:1,536 Joined:Feb 2011
That sounds exciting batboy.jpg



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