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Costa Rica WalkingI think to be a good travel photographer you have to be conspicuous, uncouth, and obvious. How else are you going to get people to look at you?The police are just criminals with guns who have no fear of the police. I must wonder about where anthropologists get off at being so pretentious. [...]

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I think to be a good travel photographer you have to be conspicuous, uncouth, and obvious. How else are you going to get people to look at you?

The police are just criminals with guns who have no fear of the police.

I must wonder about where anthropologists get off at being so pretentious. I mean, nobody would feel the need to interpret for a painter the fundamentals of what it means to be a painter; why then, do anthropologist think they should interpret for humans anything about what it means to be human.

“The anthropologist’s task is to translate cultures and their premisses into something that we can comprehend.”
-The Tapastry of Culture

My point exactly.
– Wade P. Shepard, Anthropologist

It has come to the point that I think that the whole study of anthropology is nothing other than the useless study of useful things.

Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
Heredia, Costa Rica
February 18, 2008



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I am the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. I’ve been traveling the world since 1999, through 90 countries. I am the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China and have written for The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3691 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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