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Old Sep 22, 17, 11:26 pm
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rickg523
 
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Originally Posted by IDM79 View Post
Is there anywhere in Europe that hasn't changed significantly in the last 40 years?
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I'm amazed every time I'm in Central Rome at how unchanging it seems. Physical changes over the past half century, sure. But, to me at least, that city still feels almost exactly the same to me as the first time I came.
Eternal City, indeed.
I'm actually feeling optimistic about Greece in this regard. I've been in email conversations with a number of independent innkeepers and I'm sensing the same easy welcoming friendliness I remember so fondly. The Greek islands are beautiful, but it was the people that kept me there.
And as david55 has pointed out, memory can apply an overlay onto reality, allowing you to sort of filter out the changes, or at least the objectionable ones.
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