When I was actively traveling the world in the '70's with the Airforce it was an amazing adventure to visit places that felt so foreign. In fact half the fun was standing out like a sore toe in a place that rarely saw the outside world.
The title of the thread is not entirely the easiest one liner summary for the feedback that I am trying to prompt. A longer version would be:
"Is the movement of people slowly having a negative impact on the culture of an area or a country.?"
I suppose Australia and the US are probably not good examples due to having always had a history of immigration, but if we look at a lot of European and Asian countries that have a unique language and cultures, then the contrast on what is happening is more apparent.
A search in Google produces a lifetime of reading of how immigration is changing the world. It is also very apparent that many are not happy with the changes.
One could argue that having a "Chinatown" in every major city in the world is a great thing, I agree - sort of like the MacDonalds experience, you know what you are going to get no matter where it is.
I'm quite old fashioned in my opinions on this subject and hope that the world retains the individuality of languages, culture, cuisine, religion, racial uniqueness etc.
I am concerned that all this is being eroded through immigration, emigration, refugee displacements etc.
I wonder what others think about the impact of the mixing of cultures at the ever increasing rates that are occurring around the world.