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  •  Getting lost in Europe is easy (8+ / 0-)

    We got lost every single time we went somewhere!

    The people were always so friendly when we would ask for help and, I think one time in Belgium, a man actually had us follow him to our destination.
    We drove all over Switzerland and got horribly lost in Florence looking for our hotel and because we had French plates on our voiture, the police lady gave us directions in French!
    We always got to where we were going but we learned not to worry, ever, when lost because it always works out, even in the USA!

    I can barely wait for the next edition!

    •  We've found the same thing wherever we've (9+ / 0-)

      traveled. We were at a stoplight in Munich and asked the people next to us if we were making to correct turn to get to our hotel. They said yes, but it's confusing, so we'll drive, you follow...

      We had some teenagers in Tokyo get on a subway they had just exited to take us to our correct stop, then walk us to the store we were trying to find.

      I always hope that visitors to our country get such good treatment!

      First the thing is impossible, then improbable, then unsatisfactorily achieved, then quietly improved, until one day it is actual and uncontroversial. ... It starts off impossible and it ends up done. - Adam Gopnik

      by theKgirls on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 07:52:49 PM PDT

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      •  I spent 17 years on the streets of San Francisco (5+ / 0-)

        paying back the many forwards from people who helped me on my travels. So yes, at least in the Bay Area, there are people doing their part.

        •  Mr. Scribe and I (4+ / 0-)

          helped a pair of delightful Aussie tourists get back to their hotel; they were heading for the St. Francis and were worried they'd get off at the wrong MUNI Metro stop, so we stayed on the train till we got to Powell and changed to BART there. They were celebrating the wife's graduation from university, sort of the last big trip before they both had to settle down and work; they got lucky and happened to catch one of the doubleheader games featuring the Giants and the Reds. American baseball is actually pretty popular Down Under, as witnessed by the increasing number of players coming here to the major leagues.

          There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

          by Cali Scribe on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 08:29:16 PM PDT

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