Posted August 21, 2009on:
Thursday 13th August, 2009
The second of four movies that I’m watching on the plane back home was My Life in Ruins. It was hilarious and a perfect way to laugh at the past month. It followed a tour guide in Greece with all the stereotypical tourists: obnoxious Americans, the snobby and wealthy unhappy family, the not funny old man, old people, Spanish divorcees, and tipsy Australians. After watching tourists for 5 weeks and sometimes being one myself, I can relate to and laugh at their experiences:
Long, hot days; endlessly boring but educational tours; seeing world famous sites that in reality may not be that exciting; buying over-priced souvenirs made in China; eating ice cream all the time; eating anything that will make you fat but is allowed on vacation; having to get along with a diverse group of strangers; and finally, letting loose and allowing your adventure to change you.