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Old 05-07-2018, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Guadalajara, MX
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I agree and I'm american.

Every 5 second they have to take 10 pictues to share it on instagram.
There are just as many tourists from other countries who take lots of pictures and use social media, it is hardly a characteristic exemplified by American tourists.
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Old 05-08-2018, 10:10 AM
 
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I agree and I'm american.

Every 5 second they have to take 10 pictues to share it on instagram.
Wait until you see Indian tourists. Selfies every second.
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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Because most people don't know much of anything about other parts of the world, and Italy is the European country best known for having historic sites and accessible cuisine.

For the record, I'd also consider Germany, the UK, Spain, France, and maybe the Czech Republic to be within the "normal" range of European states for Americans to visit. You could give us a *little* credit, heh.
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:09 AM
 
Location: In Miami but, Inside the Resistance !!
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Why do people always just want to go to Italy when they think of Europe?
Not moi, been to Spain (Madrid and Nearby Towns/Villages and the countryside) but I will NEVER go back MadrileƱos are Worse than Parisians...Wife has been to Rome and Naples and she says it's the same there.

No. 1 on my bucket list is The Island of Kefalonia in SW Greece.. One of these days !!!!!!
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Old 05-12-2018, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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I've been to Europe four times, never bothered with Italy. Maybe next time.
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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There are just as many tourists from other countries who take lots of pictures and use social media, it is hardly a characteristic exemplified by American tourists.
It is when you're obnoxious about it. "I'm in a foreign country! Ahh I'm so exited! I'm American and entitled!"
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Old 05-15-2018, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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There's so much more to Europe than just Italy...it almost seems like the cliche American tourist destination.

Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Greece, etc., have so much to see as well. Does anybody else also think Italy is uber predictable?
I don't know why you think "everyone" thinks of Italy first. It was #10 on my list of European countries to visit and I just made it there a couple of years ago.
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Montenegro
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There's so much more to Europe than just Italy...it almost seems like the cliche American tourist destination.

Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Greece, etc., have so much to see as well. Does anybody else also think Italy is uber predictable?
Personally I think that Italy (as well as France) is too romanticized, that's why so many people seek to come here. Remember Venice which is considered the most romantic city in the world. I also thought this place was that unique but after visiting it I realised other European countries are way more interesting and have more breathtaking sights and more incredible atmosphere.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:34 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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There's so much more to Europe than just Italy...it almost seems like the cliche American tourist destination.

Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Greece, etc., have so much to see as well. Does anybody else also think Italy is uber predictable?
I don't get the obsession with Italy either. My extended family is obsessed with it for some reason. I'd like to see it but it's not high on my list.
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Old 06-05-2018, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs, GA
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There's so much more to Europe than just Italy...it almost seems like the cliche American tourist destination.

Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Greece, etc., have so much to see as well. Does anybody else also think Italy is uber predictable?
1. Ancient city - There are actual buildings there that predate christianity
2. Modern city - Trains, ubers, malls, cars and electronics everywhere
3. Language - Its far enough from English to where you are cognizant that you're in a foreign country, but shares enough vocabulary with English to where most americans can meander around without a firm basis of how to speak it
4. Culture - In elementary school we are taught that Greece and Rome are the sources from which our democratic republic was born. We learn about ancient Greece and Rome for a year or two. There are also lots and lots of famous americans with Italian heritage and you can find italian restaurants anywhere and everywhere.
5. Coasts - Americans love the beach and the coast... especially since so few of us have easy access to tropical climate beaches.
6. Bunga-bunga parties - I'm upset that Silvio never invited me to any of these.
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