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Old 08-09-2010, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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that aren't flooded with American tourists?
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Old 08-09-2010, 01:46 PM
 
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1) Israel!
2) The Galapagos Islands (part of Ecuador)!
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:10 AM
 
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Thanks. Galapagos look really beautiful. What parts of Mexico are more authentic?
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:04 PM
 
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Try the states of Chiapas or Veracruz or Oaxaca...interetsing towns full of culture
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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that aren't flooded with American tourists?
oh kripes, I thought this was the DC forum WHOOPS..

Oh but I can think of one place...

Croatia.

At least it wasn't when I was there 5 years ago!
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:50 PM
 
Location: in the southwest
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Croatia.

At least it wasn't when I was there 5 years ago!
I heard a few American voices in 2006, and met two Americans, but I suppose it was not exactly flooded. In Dubrovnik there were tourists of many different nationalities.
When my husband was there (in Yugoslavia) in the 70's, the inhabitants of the country were already experienced in the art of hospitality. Tourism has been a part of its economy for many, many years.

Crete, in Greece, was one place where in 5 days we saw zero Americans.

We spent more than a week in Guatemala and didn't see any there, either, but that was 10 years ago.

There are un-touristed pockets in even the most popular of destinations.
We were on the northern coast of Brittany a year ago, and in certain towns, heard no English spoken at all, let alone American accents.

If you like to be bold or adventurous, and want to go Where No American Has Gone Before, that's great. But sometimes it's just timing. If you go in the off or even just the shoulder season, or stay the night after the last tour bus departs, you might find you have the place to yourselves. That has happened to me several times.
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Old 08-13-2010, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Bergen, Norway
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My city gets mainly German, Japanese and British tourists.. Also some French, but not very many Americans
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:50 AM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions.

It's not that I want to go somewhere completely isolated, I just want to go somewhere where I can experience their culture and not see everything catered to Americans.
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Old 08-14-2010, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Czech Republic / United Kingdom
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Prague! I might be a little biased, but it's still the most beautiful city I've ever been to.
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Old 08-14-2010, 01:03 PM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions.

It's not that I want to go somewhere completely isolated, I just want to go somewhere where I can experience their culture and not see everything catered to Americans.
Try Lisbon, there is not a significant enough amount of U.S. tourists to make a dent in the city life.
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