“If the nostalgic returns, a condition of his return is that he will leave.”

Amazing article I randomly caught on Discovery Readers, about nostalgy and authenticity seeking. As my thesis research has been involved with authentic experience demanding in tourism, I found almost every words in the article similarly matching with my own perception. The author intelligently pointed out the type of authenticity people might search for from a city nowadays, is also demanded to be poetic, growing from the seed of nostalgy – longing for a life human once had. Or at least that’s how I have understood it. And the best part I loved, is the author’s description of what authenticity should be, a combination of true daily lives’ events, of anything, even unpleasant, happening to local people. 


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