NYT Travel Show: Post 8 (Final Thoughts)
Remember that scene at the end of the Woodstock documentary after Hendrix played and everyone was gone and all that was left was a field strewn with trash and a few volunteers rifling through the leftover knapsacks and articles of clothing left behind? I imagine it’s kind of like that over at the Javits Center come 8 p.m. Sunday night, except instead of hippies finding old pairs of shoes and leftover drugs, its the cleaning staff coming across forgotten keychains, branded pens, promotional DVDs, imprinted tote bags and glossy flyers.
I have to say I had a great time, and I can’t wait for next year (maybe as a guest speaker? Topic: How To Use Your Shoe As A Makeshift Tripod For Travel Videos). I can’t think of anything better to do in the dead of winter than to at least pretend to escape, even for just a few days, for a trip around the world. I met an amazingly diverse group of interesting and friendly people, all eager to show off their cultures and convince me to experience their land. Thank you all and I look forward to traveling with you again next year.
Here’s some miscellaneous video from the show.
Dancing on the Asia stage.
Cigar rolling courtesy of the Dominican Republic.
Dancing courtesy of Puerto Rico.
Posted on February 09, 2009 by Matt Stabile