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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 22:17 
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Kern wrote:
Which company?


Pffh, you don't want actual important information do you? Why would you need that?


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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 22:39 
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Kern wrote:
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I'll find out for you


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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:03 
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Thanks Ashfish! Any more?

Whilst this Guardian article falls into the usual 'make Guardian readers feel guilty for something they all do' trap, the argument about tourism destroying places for locals is something I've often been grappling with and feeling guilty about.

I like to go to historic towns because of the history and the sights. I don't want to feel that I've wandered onto a film set yet at the same time if everything is turned over to bars and restaurants with little actual life or business going on then that's kind of what these places are.

But I still go and do it and contribute to the problem because I want to see these places and so do millions of others. Yet whilst the Radcliffe Camera would make for an ace Wetherspoons, it's because it's being used for its intended purpose that makes it that much more interesting to visit but I get why in other places they've become bars etc so locals can earn a living.

In short, I'm a self-hating tourist, but will never call myself 'a traveller'. Arghh... just go and have fun people.


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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:04 
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I've always found Tinkers Rucksack to be reliable for adventure holidays. Some of the staff are proper weird though.

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