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Old 9th Aug 2017, 20:41   #54 (permalink)
Gertrude the Wombat
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Originally Posted by Mac the Knife View Post
"Visit any major European city these days and you would be hard pressed to spot a local,"

Nonsense, I was in Italy a couple of years ago (which I had known well as a teenager) and once you get off the beaten tourist track it is still as unspoiled and hospitable and friendly as ever with nary a tourist in sight.
I was in Italy yesterday, and most people we came across seemed to be Germans. But we weren't anywhere near a "major city".
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