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Don't Europeans get tired of "walking the streets" all day and night?

Don't Europeans get tired of "walking the streets" all day and night?

Oct 18th, 2007, 09:47 AM
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daveesl, you forgot viewing the crack houses and meth labs as you stroll down the street (or is that just us on the east coast?).
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Oct 18th, 2007, 11:11 AM
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So true! Instead of posting an endless stream of vapid questions on this forum, they could be having breakfast at an overpriced motel buffet brunch, strolling the streets all day, enjoying the trees in the suburbs, having sex in the park, walking arm and arm with their sweetie, watching TV in their cabin on a cruiseship... why the list goes on & on!
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Oct 19th, 2007, 02:22 PM
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Or, it could be Borat.
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Oct 19th, 2007, 02:35 PM
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Walking is good exercise. Obesity in America is a BiG problem.
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Oct 19th, 2007, 02:39 PM
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daveesl, your description of the strip malls in Pinellas county (and they're not better in Hillsborough) is why I spent my year living there in Hyde Park, in Tampa. As a New York exile, I needed a place where I could walk occasionally, to get the paper, a few groceries, go to a movie. I know there are "walkable" streets in Florida - they just are now few and far between.

It's a great shame that so much development in the past 50 years in the US has been "car-friendly" and pedestrian-hostile. No wonder we have to go to a gym to stay in shape: we're all sitting on our butts all day at work, and in a car commuting before and after. The kids have to be driven everywhere ... equally sad to see the "developing" world following that pattern.
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Oct 19th, 2007, 02:41 PM
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"Never missing an opportunity to make a nasty crack about Americans, I give you, f.u.k.quot;

Good one!
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Oct 19th, 2007, 04:12 PM
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I'm also inclined to believe that the OP is goofing us... travel_novitiate as a handle wouldn't have out'd him so early

but it does make my memory harken back to a trip I took years ago to Vancouver, B.C. (country, not date!). I was in a bit of culture-shock hanging with some locals in the "pub district" near UBC. None of them owned a car, took transit or cabs everywhere, and spent their leisure hours going to clubs and being social. OK, the socializing seemed to involve a LOT of drinking, but the point is that the auto-centric culture and suburban layout in which I was raised mandated that someone drove to any event we attended. Sorry to say, it took the first 40 years to overcome my delusion that access to a car in some way gave the driver some weird kind of freedom. Can I get an amen from other suburbanites?
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Oct 19th, 2007, 07:10 PM
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You get an amen from me ronin. I so wish I lived in a large city with decent public transportation so I could get rid of my car. Not that I want to "walk the streets" all day and night mind you!
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Oct 19th, 2007, 07:16 PM
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I don't drive but I walk, ride a bike or take the subway.
Boston is a "Walkable"city and that-I love about it. Paris is a bigger more beautiful walkable city.
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Oct 19th, 2007, 07:39 PM
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Oh God, why do I answer these idiotic troll posts?!?

this dumb one is not even thought- provoking..... I am just bored. Under the weather tonight so stayed home and reading loony toon posts from simple trolls.

Travelguru1 - please think of something that is a bit more engaging, huh!!! Better yet, hang up your hat!
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Oct 19th, 2007, 07:44 PM
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TG1 is now quite busy creating a new identity.

How about a pool to see who can guess it in advance? Closest one wins ... well, nothing, but we like to pack light.

My guess ...

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Oct 19th, 2007, 07:58 PM
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hmmmm, I have no idea at this point.

who could it be!

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Oct 19th, 2007, 08:06 PM
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Although some of the responses are amusing, I do wonder why such postings get this much attention. I would say this person is a teenager who watches to many American TV shows and is practising english as a second language. LOL.
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