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Wednesday 07-Dec-2016
逃出香港-旅行中毒症 micro travel-phobia

早幾年興起逃出香港的真人密室逃脫遊戲,但其實早在此遊戲之前,香港人已經年年上演「逃出香港」的真人戲碼。數一數,上年你去過幾多次旅行? 

去旅行對香港人來說,重要性和飲水食飯一樣,是必須品,是屬於殷海光老師所說的生物邏輯層。他們不介意同一個地方一年去五次,或者和同一班人去完泰國又去台灣。甚至乎明明要儲錢買樓,都仲想去歐洲shopping,再過一過冰島浸溫泉。最重要的是,有得去旅行。

這種旅行的頻密程度,令香港人的旅行模式越來越micro,發展出一種名為旅行中毒症micro travel-phobia的心理症狀,個名是我自己改的。 

micro-travelling旅行中毒症,指旅行者不走馬看花地旅遊,而是玩得深入,深入到有點病態,有點成癮。這種中毒有幾個symptoms。 

第一,和中學同學食飯gathering時,大家都講緊去旅行。一枱12人有8個去日本,當中四個東京兩個北海道兩個大阪。其他四人,還在計劃去泰國還是韓國。

第二,你開始記得當地鐵路沿線,噏得出超過十個站名,並且知道他們的地理位置。例如池袋新宿秋葉原六本木台場,就快合埋眼都識轉車。

第三,你開始和旅遊地點的某些店舖老闆混熟,例如走入明洞twotwo 炸雞,凳還未坐暖老闆已經端上你最愛的原味炸雞和啤酒。 

第四,你的iPhone裝了超過五個旅行相關的app,包括Trip Advisor、Airbnb、Expedia、Lonely Planet、Yelp等。而每個你都有account,是活躍user。

如果你中哂以上四種的,代表你已經病入膏肓。而如果你明明中哂四種,但又唔肯認,可以回想那些年跟東瀛遊去日本,像追check point每個景點留3分鐘,然後跑回旅遊巴去下個check point的情境。那些年,這樣子去旅行,你甚至都覺得沒問題,因為你覺得踏足過那片土地就夠。今天,諗返起都打冷震。

今日旅遊,你再不會選擇跟團,因為旅行團不會帶你到訪隱世小店,只會push你買些他們有回佣收的藥妝店;旅行團不會讓你有和當地人溝通的機會,只會讓導遊以流利外語代言。這些年來,香港人的旅行模式,實在變了很多。

回想起以前和英國仔coach travel去法國,再轉火車北上遊瑞士,一個地方留一日已經覺得自己環遊緊世界。那時候,passport的印仔越多款式,等於你的horizon越broad,真真正正行過萬里路。今時今日,香港人講緊同一款印仔,你今年吸咗幾多個。吸得越多,代表你旅行毒中得越深。

而何解要去旅行去到中毒,狂呻無錢都仲要望實平機票?因為有時候,你並不是真的想去旅行,只是不想留在香港。你想逃出香港,希望關掉那部無時無刻都在響的公司電話,並在一個沒有經理狂捽數的地方吸一口自由新鮮的空氣。

所以,作為「腦細」,雖然我不是狂捽人數捽到甩皮那種,但我都好明白旅行中毒的感受,因為活在香港,話之你是天王老子,都要與壓力長存。 

無論是被人捽還是自捽,想追夢要捽自己、想結婚被另一半捽要努力發奮、想買車買樓買心頭好要捽自己賺錢。我和你的工作都一樣,你可能要被經理捽,我就被投資者partners捽。Marketing同事被click rate數字捽,我另一邊廂就被editors捽交稿。

在這種高壓環境下生活,難免會捽出個旅行中毒症來。所以我都有這種病,甚至覺得這種中毒唔使戒,唔使醫。吊頸都要抖下氣,旅行中毒,反而是醫好我們心理病的良方。話時話,我下個月又要逃出香港喇,Bye。

 


圖片:Taiga Hamada
後製:F-Production Chan Chun Fai

 

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