Maybe Im just unworldly and dumb but to me South America and Africa still feel very unexplored or at least unknown to most compared to the rest of ...

Maybe I’m just unworldly and dumb but to me South America and Africa still feel very unexplored or at least unknown to most compared to the rest of the world. Is this true? Despite it being technically mapped out.
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  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    So why do people complain about there being “nowhere to explore anymore” is it just because it’s technically mapped out? That’s gay. It can’t be just because they don’t care for those regions. Those were the regions seen as unexplored lands in the past to.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because there's nothing interesting to do or see there.
      The desire to explore is as much about actual discovery as its about interacting with the environment and your actions having consequences.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Correct.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because the exploration, while interesting, is fruitless. You can't take any land as your own or establish any kind of sovereignty as result of your exploration. There is no real gain or reward at stake other than enjoyment of the trip itself.

      >inb4 larp
      just explaining the root of the complaint

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Because there's nothing interesting to do or see there.
        The desire to explore is as much about actual discovery as its about interacting with the environment and your actions having consequences.

        This is probably true but it seems like when people complain about this they don’t really care about keeping the land they just love the idea of discovering new things and are upset about not being able to but I could be wrong.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          what are you going to do there? bang rocks together? because that's what the natives do

          nearly every inch of africa and south america has already been visited and previously administered with trains, hospitals, etc. but once the natives started eating people again, obviously it all fell apart. there's no history or anything interesting

          india at least has 1000 year old temples to shit in. africa has nothing except for the buried skulls off the people they cannibalized

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        there's pussy

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yes that is the only conquest left which is why this board is so coomer-heavy.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        You can probably claim some hundred square mile area in the Amazon without anyone stopping you or noticing.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          And do what with it?

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Burn it down and build your country. You can take that land and make it your own.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Because there's nothing interesting to do or see there.
        The desire to explore is as much about actual discovery as its about interacting with the environment and your actions having consequences.

        >The desire to explore is as much about actual discovery as its about interacting with the environment and your actions having consequences
        >Because the exploration, while interesting, is fruitless. You can't take any land as your own or establish any kind of sovereignty as result of your exploration. There is no real gain or reward at stake other than enjoyment of the trip itself.

        Nietzsche and Uncle Ted remain eternally vindicated. Freedom and exploration only matter insofar as they're used to pursue POWER, that your choices have MEANING. Freedom without power is just a glorified theme-park.

        It's why on occasion you'll see doomers roll through here saying things to the effect of "I traveled the world to find myself, and to escape the rat race, but I don't feel any damn different after returning home." Well yeah, the desire for freedom and novelty is in actuality a desire to make consequential decisions. To exercise POWER.

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Maybe I’m just unworldly and dumb but to me South America and Africa still feel very unexplored or at least unknown to most compared to the rest of the world.
    I think it's just that they rank pretty low in comfort & security, at least in the eyes of tourists.

    I can get by speaking only English in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. I am under the impression that this is harder to do in South America and Africa. I probably need some working knowledge of Spanish for South America, and maybe some French for Africa (or getting acquainted with an English speaker).

    The average tourist has no worries of being abducted in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. They usually do for South America and Africa. Could they be wrong? Possibly. Are they going to change their mind? Probably not. The relatively lower volume of tourists might appear as an attractive feature for "real travelers."

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      English is the most spoken language in quite a few African countries.

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous
  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    You'll get your spine snapped, kid.

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >mandatory picrel

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Most Americans prefer Mexico to any South American destination. They feel safer in Mexico, despite the occasional shootout. Guns don't scare Americans.

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    No, that's untrue. You have pockets of unexplored forests. But that's it. Those pockets of unexplored forests are pretty much the same as the other pockets of forests near places with a sizeable population.
    Unless you're a biologist or something like that there's really nothing to explore.
    But yes, it is less visited. Marketing, safety, infra, those are all part of it.

  8. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve hiked through African wilds a few times going from village to village and camping. Also in Belize I found a lost Mayan city that’s been mapped but not excavated or explored, 2 days’ hike into the forest.
    If you can shed the chronic disease of postmodern irony you were born into and most importantly don’t listen to pessimism on SighSee, you start to realize you really do live on the most fun planet in the solar system.

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