The digital tourist
In my experience there are two approaches to visiting another country or city as a tourist.
In the first the trip is meticulously planned. Countless websites are visited, brochures bought and influencers inspected. The trip becomes a confirmation that what we saw in our research was “true”. Variation risks us feeling cheated.
In the second, basic information is gathered. We arrive with nothing but a phrasebook and a mental blank canvas. What happens does so by accident, not by plan. It is all but impossible to be disappointed because we have no expectations.
I suspect my approach to travel is closer to the second. Much to the occasional annoyance of Mrs H.