Thanks Rose, I travelled for many years and it was something I noticed a lot in particular parts of the world — whereas the gender roles tend to be switched in others (male tourists, female locals). I actually wrote this piece as part of my Masters and was researching a lot of postcolonial theory at the time. It’s a complicated subject, that’s for sure.

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