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First World vs. Third World Traveler

As a third world traveler, we are getting used to an endless insult look to our passport at checkpoint and , we can’t tell lie, it leads us to such a big frustration before we start traveling.

Ignore the generic slogan from first world travelers who always spread ‘Quit your job, and travel the world’ slogan. Excuse me?? It ain't work for us, this immigration would suspect us as illegal immigrant and drag us to interrogation room. We’d even asked for Bank statement for any visa to enter many countries.

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Paspor Ijo (third world passport)

Beberapa waktu yang lalu, gue terlibat diskusi yang agak sengit di komunitas backpacker Indonesia. Skenarionya, seorang pejalan hampir gak jadi terbang ke Vietnam karena di Bandara Sukarno Hatta, petugas Tiger airways mempertanyakan tiket pulangnya. Masalahnya dia belum menentukan kapan pulang karena mau melakukan trip overland dari Indochina sampai Singapore.

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Culture Shock and Reverse Culture Shock

Culture shock is the shock of moving to a foreign country in a long period.

Or : a sense of confusion and uncertainty sometimes with feelings of anxiety that may affect people exposed to an alien culture or environment without adequate preparation

Reverse Culture Shock:

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