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Foreign travel may not have broadened the mind: the more popular a foreign destination, the quicker it came to resemble — in all essential features save climate — the tourist’s point of origin. Indeed, the success of large-scale tourism in the 1960s and after depended upon making Brits, Germans, Dutch, French and other neophyte travelers feel as comfortable as possible, surrounded by fellow-countrymen and insulated from the exotic, the unfamiliar and the unexpected.

-Tony Judt Postwar

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