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Cutesy Quiet Villages... Overrun by Japanese Tourists

July 15th 2007
On Saturday I went with some friends to two cutesy little English villages - Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water. Rick Steves in his guidebook notes of Bourton-on-the-Water, "I can't figure out whether they call this "the Venice of the Cotswolds" because of its quaint canals or its miserable crowds." Yes, and yes, even though I only saw one canal. But more on that later. First, Bibury. We arrived earl ... read more
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