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  •  No kidding. France is great. (2+ / 0-)
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    Dillonfence, rb608

    Have these people never met a beautiful woman with a French accent? (Preferably on a beach in the south of France) What could be better than that?

    But I like brussel sprouts too, so apparently I'm the crazy one.

    "She was very young,he thought,...she did not understand that to push an inconvenient person over a cliff solves nothing." -1984

    by aggressiveprogressive on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 11:16:21 AM PST

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    •  It's a downside of being so geographically (0+ / 0-)

      isolated.  It just isn't that easy for an anverage American to experience anything but this country.  Except for the Canadian and Mexican border states, you can't just hop in a car and drive across a border here; and now you need a passport for even that.  Not that there isn't tons of great stuff in this country; but there's little ready exposure to other cultures.

      Too bad.  I've only made one trip to Europe and many to Canada; but I feel I have a hugely better perspective on the world than most folks here who haven't done even that.

      "It is not, you fucking liberal prick." ..My RW friend Dave's last words to me.

      by rb608 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 11:27:00 AM PST

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      •  We've gone down to Mexico City (2+ / 0-)
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        a few times for a long weekend, because it's so close and easy to get there. And the food is super cheap. It's sad how few Americans we find there.

        Of course if you go to Cancun, you can find plenty Americans there. But it's all resorts and such. Very little engagement with Mexican culture or real life. I think Americans are largely scared to try dealing with something different from home. Even at home it's tough to get some people to get a meal at a restaurant that is not a chain. We're largely chained to familiarity as a security blanket.

        "She was very young,he thought,...she did not understand that to push an inconvenient person over a cliff solves nothing." -1984

        by aggressiveprogressive on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 12:07:44 PM PST

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        •  Mexico City is wonderful (1+ / 0-)
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          Its definitely got an "edge" even in the nice parts of town, but its also very cosmopolitan and beautiful. I had a ball at the Floating Gardens and mucking about near Frida's house.  gorgeous tree lined streets, great art, great food, great music. Avoid the green cabs and drink bottled water and you're generally golden.

          •  The neighborhood with Frieda's house is great. (2+ / 0-)
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            rb608, Dillonfence

            We have not gone to the floating gardens of Xochimilco yet. I think that's a Sunday thing, right? Need to do that.

            I did manage to get ripped off by taking an unmarked taxi on our first visit. Learned a lesson. What should have been a $2 ride cost $10 or $12. So it annoyed me, but no serious harm.

            "She was very young,he thought,...she did not understand that to push an inconvenient person over a cliff solves nothing." -1984

            by aggressiveprogressive on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 02:10:35 PM PST

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    •  Are you kidding? No they havent (2+ / 0-)
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      annieli, Dillonfence

      Half of them are married to their first cousins.
      And some of the rest saved themselves for Mom.

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