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Daybook: Exploring Dark Travel

Whether you call it slum tourism, poorism, reality tourism or  dark travel,  the idea is this: rather than seeking the pleasant on your vacation, you seek out the world's suffering –the disturbing, the miserable, even the damned.

I did a little more reading on this yesterday (to write a piece for today's Huffington Post), so here are some resources if you'd like to learn more.

* "Rough Luxury" and Other Strange Travel Fantasies
*Why I'm not one to judge, really:  The Auschwitz Pilgrim
*And why I thought it was A Fine Time for Ruins

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