ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

Slum tourism

Slum tourism is when people go visit very poor neighborhoods or areas of a city. It's like a tour or a trip to see how other people live. These neighborhoods are usually called slums, and the people who live there don't have a lot of money, food, or good living conditions.

Now, you might be wondering, why would anyone want to go see this? Well, some people think it's important to understand how other people live and to see the struggles they go through. It can also help people learn about different cultures and ways of life.

But there are also some people who just want to go see it for fun or to take pictures. This can be really hurtful to the people who live in the slums because their living conditions are not a tourist attraction, they are a reality.

So, it's important to be respectful when visiting these neighborhoods and to remember that the people who live there are real people who deserve dignity and respect, not just a photo opportunity.