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Grerat diary - sad story.

I fully agree on your last paragraph - and I am rather disgusted by all the 'teen adventure' travelo-'documentaries' on the various channels, and by blind rich tourists who think they are in Disneyland.

(Someone I know once traveled with friends to Peru. Being cheap Eastern Europeans, the plane ticket ate up most of their budget, and they travelled, ate and [when not in tents] slept like the locals. Two things he told: one, when they were in the capital, there have been Indio protests and clashes with the police; two, both rural and city people hated American tourists to the core - openly behind their backs, expressed in the form of surcharges when they sold to them something.)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Nov 25th, 2005 at 11:37:51 AM EST

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