Snack Charlie 090407
Tourism is a direct side-effect of "hanging out". After chilling in a spot for a time we grow tired and we go to other places to hang out. The advent of the horse cart and later the charter jet, both contributed to the tremendous rise of tourism. Today tourism is a huge industry complete with child workers, rude french waiters and state-intervention. Sometimes governments hijack tourists in other countries, like Iran recently captured fifteen british tourists on a cruise in iraqi territory and gave them a luxury stay and tailour-sewn suits.
This picture shows a famous spot, Snack Charlie, which was the tourist gateway for western people visiting eastern europe during the cold war. To stem the commutourism to eastern europe, eastern europe built a wall to keep the tourists out. It failed because tourism is stronger than communism.