Travellers learn a lot about shopping (good in Singapore, bad in China). ____ . They discover how to find a pension in Spain or what sort of Mexican food to try. In doing so they find out very little about Spaniards or Mexicans. A knowledge of Indian railway timetables and hotel prices is not the same as understanding Indian culture.
a) It was the Victorians who were really obsessed with travel
b) Travelling might be interesting, but travellers get no insight into eternal truths
c) Traveller acquire useless skills, such as how to make trivial conversation with acquaintances.
d) They learn how to avoid the young boys trying to sell something to them
e) The worst travellers are the long-term ones who avoid returning home