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Londoners versus Tourists

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Posted: 2007-03-08 18:11:00   

This is an extract of a letter which I saw in a local London paper, it was written by a man living in Staines (about 20miles from London) but working in London.

"""Tourists leave us alone

I admire the fact that our delightful capital city can attract millions of tourists every year, enthralled by the beauty of our buildings, our people, our history and the style, tolerance and grace of ordinary Londoners. However, if another holiday maker asks me to take his picture as I walk to work over Tower Bridge, I plan to hurl their "200 cameras where the sun don't shine while shouthing: "No I am not your "Meester" and I don't respond to "Scoooooooosssie sir" either. I am going to work. You remember work, the thing you have in between your siestas? You are on holiday, I am not. Therefore, why should I help your pissy little trip along by taking yet another cheesy snap?""

I wonder how this guy is in Rome when he is on holiday, I am sure he is doing the same thing, stoping the locals going to work for taking his crap picture.

How dares he writting a letter like this, if he does not want to be stop, he just need to say "NO" politely!!!

As a Londoner I will be more than happy to stop for tourists, or answer their questions.

I am proud to live in London this guy should really be ashamed!!!

Take care


"It is far more better to have seen it once than to have heard about it a thousand time." Mongolian proverb

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Posted: 2007-03-09 12:47:00   

Interesting Isabelle

People with an attitude like that have never travelled before and never found its delight! I know, only 5 of my 12 cousins have ever travelled outside their (bubble world) region!


Rudolf "Rangutan" Graspointner

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Posted: 2007-08-15 10:46:00   

It is always funny to ask locals to take pictures of you when you travel! I mostly try to ask other tourists to take photos of me when I travel alone.

Last time when I visited London was in 2003 and I really love this city!

I would like to go again in the near future. Can you reccomend me some cheap hotels, plesae? Thanks.

Enjoy your travels!

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Posted: 2007-09-23 03:35:00   

Wow. England can't get a break. A massive influx of immigrants, now this: a rash of tourists with cameras lodged in their rears.

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