something that makes me so mad nowadays is the way that the orientalist travels to the "others'" land and produces content that fetishizes, commodities, and exploits the native and the native's culture. It's disgusting. Travel has become (or has always been) a way to insert oneself in another culture and reap the benefits from the native. An example is Pakistan. Pakistanis flock to white people who travel Pakistan - they are given press coverage, deals with major companies, and travel the country for free. One particular traveller, Eva, is a Polish traveller who is literally going around Pakistan making a docuseries about areas of Pakistan. On the other hand, there are DOZENS of Pakistani creatives who travel Pakistan and vlog in Urdu/ethnic languages, and who actually understand the intricacies of the country. Eva, on the other hand, has such a neoliberal, western, imperialist view of looking at Pakistan, it's horrible to see her parading about Pakistan as someone who is now seen as a cultural embassador. In one of her posts, she's playing polo in Chitral, and her caption says, "I'm one of the first girls to play polo here." She uses her position as a white woman to do things some people in Pakistan could never do - there's a reason why there are no women who play polo in Chitral and the way that Eva portrays herself is as a person breaking boundaries whereas in reality, she has done nothing but use her position of privilege to flaunt herself on social media, is gross. I pictured Badshahi Masjid here because another trend I see is people visiting mosques with a scarf on their heads, posing with this religious institution. You might say they are allowed to do whatever they want or wear whatever they want, however I think it's necessary to understand the nuances and intricacies of this situation and to approach it wholly.