The fact that a place is out of fashion, forgotten or not yet on the map doesn’t make it less interesting, just more itself.

Paul Theroux. Reminds me of one of my early tumble quotes:

Good travel writing contends honestly and openly with presumptions of who is traveling and why… and it does not treat local people as though their lives were just incidental, conveniently or inconveniently producing conditions for others’ escapism.

Related: authenticity, cultural neutrality.