France has an island near Italy called Corsica (La Corse). There’s a very well known GR Footpath, a trail named GR 20 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GR_20 – which needs half a month of backpacking, 7 hours a day. It’s fantastic, it’s hard, it’s beautiful. Guess what? It’s CROWDED. Like there’s tons of garbage because of idiots queuing near the Everest. The shelters are expensive, you have to book, and it’s like cattle of course…
Each summer, hundreds of greaaat people walk this one – though in France only, there are HUNDREDS of these trails – https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentier_de_grande_randonn%C3%A9e
Well, European morons do the same : they come to the USA to see “New York” and “Route 66“. All is organized for mass tourism there, hotels and restaurants, and it’s the same for the GR 20 (even if you can walk France on the GR 52 or the GR 128).
I’m a bookseller. I sell dozens of books about the GR 20. Not one for the 600 others ones. NONE.
The LAST things I want to see of America are New York City and the Route 66. I want to take the Route 80! And you won’t see me queuing in the GR 20!
Why this article? I don’t know. I’m just angry. How can people come to Paris and ignore Haussmann or the Orsay Museum, or even WHY the Eiffel tower was built?
Why do I want to kill these people near the Leaning Tower of Pisa?
Bahhh forget it.
Thanks for reading!