Stop the globalization…

Just come back from my favorite bookstore in the US, Borders where one can find all the crafts magazines around with the latest news. Love it! That’s one thing i will not find in China…fortunately i would say as i’m not in the mood of this globalization. Wherever you go you’ll find the same  starbuck and zara. Just learned that the chinese governement turned down an entire old merchant street in Shangai to rebuilt a week later something they believe is more profitable…a starbuck among other things….
Where did the old man who made the best chineses raviolis go?
Where did the other one with their old pharmacopee go?
Human behavior will always be a completely mystery to me. How can they wipe out their story, their tradition? In fifty years time they will be no more hidden treasures in China only Starcks hotels!

I cherish old things and antiques.
I love listening to old peoples 
I love the past so that i can understand where i come from where i want to go
I love being part of a culture and a tradition
and…as i’ve been traveling for more than twenty years now i love going to old markets, eat sushis in Tokyo, Caipirinha in Rio de Janeiro, Caesar salad in the States….not having this ackward feeling that everything is the same worlwide. Stop with this greed of shopping. Ultimately the artisans will disappear and our column vertebral for that matter
We are different and that’s the fun of it! Thank’s God there is an awareness today, a lot is being doing to preserve and improve but not everywhere, not yet!
Our essence as human beings are the same we all look for love and to be loved( well maybe not the chinese…..just kidding!)
Heading to Paris where history and beauty lies in every corner. 

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  1. There are some good things about globalization too, like the chance to travel. But I share your concern for the loosing ones history and tradition. If we don´t know where we are coming from, how can we know where we are headed?

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