Man Says, “Instagram Has Ruined Travel” For Him With Digitally Enhanced Photos & The Internet Couldn’t Agree More

In a long post, the man explained how filtered images on Instagram have led to major disappointment while travelling for him.

by Tashika Tyagi
Man Says, “Instagram Has Ruined Travel” For Him With Digitally Enhanced Photos & The Internet Couldn’t Agree More

Have you ever been so excited to visit a place you have seen on the Internet only to be disappointed when you see it with your own eyes? Well, that’s the harsh reality of social media. People use technology, various applications, and filters to digitally modify a picture so much that when you see it in real life it doesn’t quite live up to your expectations. And that’s exactly what Devaiah Bopanna said in a long post on Instagram. In his long rant, he blamed Instagram for “ruining travel for him” with filtered photos that he is now afraid to travel to avoid disappointment.

Man Says Instagram Ruined Travel With Filtered Photos For Him


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Devaiah Bopanna is an ad-maker who took to Instagram to share how social media has ruined travel for him! The man shared a long post that talked about how Instagram has ruined travel for him. According to him, none of the places he visits look as good in real life as they do on Instagram. He said that digitally enhanced photos hide flaws and give a totally different perspective of any place on Instagram.

This reality has disappointed Devaiah. He shared an incident where he travelled to Mexico’s Chichén Itzá and it looked nothing like the beautiful pictures he saw on Instagram. In fact, he ended up comparing it to tanks built by BMC! He shared a few more examples and said that the sad reality of our life is we now have to remove some famous places from our bucket list as they don’t live up to the expectations in real life.

Devaiah further mentions how he is now scared of getting disappointed by Northern Lights and Ladakh after many people’s posts on them. He concluded the post and said that it is tough to prove natural beauty in a digitally altered world.

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Netizens React & Give Their Two Cents On This

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Devaiah Bopanna wasn’t the only one who felt that social media left him severely disappointed during his trips. Many people in his comments section agreed with him and said it’s best if they don’t suggest any new place or people might ruin it as well! Here are some comments you cannot miss out on.

Instagram ruins travel

Instagram ruins travel

Instagram ruins travel


We agree with this post to some extent. Yes, social media tends to hype up even the smallest things which usually leads to disappointment. However, nature and its beauty can survive the pressure of this “digitally altered world.” Many places still deserve to be experienced in person and nothing can change that! Let us know your thoughts on this post in the comments section.

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