Respect for another culture is one of the first things I think about when I travel to another culture. Sadly this is not the case for everyone.
With the closure of the walk on Uluru/Ayers Rock, tourist are flocking to the rock to climb before it is no longer possible. How long have the original landowners been asking and begging people to not climb their sacred space? Since the beginning of tourism to Uluru.
Why do we respect certain cultures over other cultures? Why do we cry over a church in France and soil another location? Uluru has seen a massive increase in littering, human faeces and illegal camping in the last few months/weeks. All because people want to have their last chance to disrespect a culture that is not theirs. I will never comprehend it.
Crowds of tourists are rushing to scale this world heritage-listed site against the wishes of the traditional owners and we saw it with our own eyes last year. People casually strolling past the “please don’t climb” signs and going right ahead.. Why? Because they are selfish and have not taken the time to truly understand Uluru, it’s majesty or the people who own it! This is not a hill to climb with your dog! This is not a great place to grab a selfie up top! This is an incredibly sacred place that has been desecrated by so many selfish and disrespectful people. The ‘climb’ will close on the 26th of October, 34 years to the day since Uluru was given back to the traditional owners. Please don’t tell me you’ve climbed it and it was amazing... because if you have, then you have most certainly contributed to the poisoning of the owners water holes, and contributed to the change in the entire eco system around this beauty (knowingly or not) DO NOT CLIMB ULURU, go for a walk around the base and look up to feel it’s greatness. 🇦🇺 💕
On the drive towards #ulurukatatjutanationalpark I caught sight of what I thought was Uluru and began wondering why it looked so different to what I had expected... turns out this is ‘Fuluru’ or as it’s more popularly known, Mt. Connor 😂 still an impressive sight on the horizon!
Majestic Uluru ✨
Lost between the feeling of seeing such a powerful place and the feeling of seeing all these idiots without any compassion and respect for this sacred place by climbing on it... Anyway, Uluru has so much things to show us, and we don’t need to climb on it to see it. ✨