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Tourists are packing European hotspots

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By COLLEEN BARRY

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This is exactly why Japan should be a tourist hotspot. The inferior infrastructure and culture of Europe can't compete with Japanese infrastructure and culture. Japanese food is the best in the world, too. I don't mind waiting two hours for sushi, but two hours to see some crummy crumbling Greek building is just crazy. Wake up people.

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Marc LoweJuly 17 07:13 pm JST

This is exactly why Japan should be a tourist hotspot. The inferior infrastructure and culture of Europe can't compete with Japanese infrastructure and culture. Japanese food is the best in the world, too. I don't mind waiting two hours for sushi, but two hours to see some crummy crumbling Greek building is just crazy. Wake up people.

I suspect Europe doesn't have to worry about its infrastructure as it's "crumbling Greek building"s are in far more demand than some wooden huts.

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Came through northern Italy and was surprised how few tourists there were. Airports and train stations were a breeze. Walk in to even Michelin star restaurants without a reservation.

but two hours to see some crummy crumbling Greek building is just crazy.

Buy ticket ahead of time and just walk to the top of the Acropolis. Took less than 20 minutes. Agora, Temple of Zeus and so forth---no line, less than 15 people on the grounds.

National Archaeological Museum---no line, buy ticket, no crowd. Less than 5 people in some exhibit rooms.

The city itself is a mess though---that's where you see crumbling buildings.

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And just for context, that picture of the Parthenon shows the people leaving the Acropolis, on their way down. Probably photo taken around 12pm-1pm. After that, not as much a crowd, and takes less that 15 minutes to go back down.

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London is bursting with tourists, hotels and air bnbs are booked up, even at premium prices.

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