• BuzzCoastin

    in my world travels
    I have generally found people to be friendly & helpful
    especially if they discover I’m American

    once in Lam Namtha, Laos
    I got drunk with some fellow travelers
    one was an Iranian who kept saying over & over
    “I’m not a terrorist! I love everybody!”

    • Matt Staggs

      I don’t travel much
      not by choice
      but circumstance a
      workaholic, debt-ridden

      American schmo

      Even I know
      The general rule:
      Being kind, patient and
      generally interested in
      other people’s culture
      is a key that opens
      a treasure trove
      of friendship

  • JohnnySoleil

    Hi there, I just want to say that I listened to this podcast today and couldn’t believe how this guy Garin had nothing to say about Iran except that the people were so nice and their culture is so great. I mean, I agree, but he turned in verbal circles when you asked him to expand on the idea that the people are one thing and the govt is another. I couldn’t believe how naive this guy was. And all this thing about a being with a tourist group and a guide and it’s all normal. I was so disappointed with his lame stories. He talked and talked but said nothing except the people are so nice and the culture is so great. Honestly, he sounded like a child.

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