Ecotourism – Conduit to a New Consciousness?


Ecotourism sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it?

We do know that tourism brings benefits to a place, but we cannot deny the larger truth of what I like to call The Paradox of Observation – the more we look at something, the more we change it. Basically, neutral observation may not exist.

Analogically, that is one of the reasons why modern governments install cameras on as many street corners as they can afford to. These devices are not there to record; they are just as much there to change behaviour, to modify the social scene they ostensibly watch. (Pre-modern governments of course used snitches and spies and strategically placed soldiers instead).

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