A meta-contrarian opinion 🛫
Whoa, I just passed through Mexico City! I was on a layover to Puerto Escondido. I literally started your essay on the tarmac before takeoff and finished on the tarmac after landing.
Have a lovely trip! Learning about other people’s cultures broadens horizons, opens the mind. For some countries, tourism is their major way of stimulating the economy too.
Thanks for writing this. Now I understand why many westerners sunbathe under the harsh afternoon sun every December.
Always boggled my mind (and all my Singaporean friends who'd all escape indoors for shade), but I suppose if one is escaping -20 degrees Celsius conditions, that makes perfect sense.
Hope you have a good trip!