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Find the Euro Trash tourist quote quite offensive....... And you heard every language except English...... but yet it was full of Brits, Ummmmmmm, is that not English, the original English?
Don't want to start a slanging match but is that not what traveling is about?
On the plus side i do enjoy a bit of banter but think this is a bit too much



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Euro trash was the wrong description (no offense intended) Not trash, as most that come over are quite well off. Not many Brits around, but I'm sure they were out there among the thousands flooding our Sierra Nevada in Fall.

The irony is so many Americans can't afford to see our parks or travel anywhere ... can't afford time off work (if they have work at all), can't afford the hyper inflated prices caused by the Euro horde invasions. Sure, tourism helps some but also puts these sites out of reach for many natives. Prices have more than doubled in 5 years. (Hotels, Restaurants) Fuel is still cheap ... about $3.50 per US gallon.

Hey, maybe we should have tiered pricing like they do throughout Latin America? ... one price for Nationals, another for others?.
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Euro trash was the wrong description (no offense intended) Not trash, as most that come over are quite well off. Not many Brits around, but I'm sure they were out there among the thousands flooding our Sierra Nevada in Fall.

The irony is so many Americans can't afford to see our parks or travel anywhere ... can't afford time off work (if they have work at all), can't afford the hyper inflated prices caused by the Euro horde invasions. Sure, tourism helps some but also puts these sites out of reach for many natives. Prices have more than doubled in 5 years. (Hotels, Restaurants) Fuel is still cheap ... about $3.50 per US gallon.

Hey, maybe we should have tiered pricing like they do throughout Latin America? ... one price for Nationals, another for others?.


Please move this part of the conversation somewhere else and try to help to solve the original problem for travelers which want to visit to the USA.
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$300 fees seem reasonable.....and we could use the money
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