European Cities See Life Without Crowds Of Tourists — And Want To Keep It That Way

AMSTERDAM ― Canals shimmer beside medieval cobbled streets and beneath the elegant (and mostly empty) bridges. There’s not even a whiff of cannabis in the air.  Amsterdam’s red-light district is…

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Sri Lankan cafe owner feeds and shelters stranded tourists

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – The tourists came to see the magical waterfalls and mountain views of the lowland jungle and rainforest. But then the pandemic hit, and they were…

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Barcelona locals reclaim city from tourists during pandemic

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – For florist Laura Gómez and many other Barcelona residents, the COVID-19 pandemic has one silver lining, amid all the death and suffering. For the first time…

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French Quarter sans tourists: ‘An old neighborhood again’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – For Jack Greenwood, New Orleans‘ COVID-19 lockdowns brought sadness, but also a revelation: He was making more acquaintances with fellow residents – people he might not…

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Italy’s seas speak: No tourists or boats mean cleaner water

FIUMICINO, Italy (AP) – Pollution from human and agriculture waste spilling into the seas off Rome has decreased 30% during Italy’s coronavirus lockdown, preliminary results from a nationwide survey of…

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Tourists enter reopened Grand Canyon despite virus concerns

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) – Tourists appeared ready to roam Grand Canyon National Park again after it partially reopened Friday, despite objections from Navajo officials and others that…

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Germany sends plane to rescue stranded tourists from Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) – A rescue flight arranged by the German government on Friday picked up hundreds of tourists who had been stranded in Nepal since the Himalayan nation went…

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AP PHOTOS: Venice a shell of itself as tourists flee virus

VENICE, Italy (AP) – The Carnival period in Venice usually marks the start of peak season in one of the world’s most visited cities, with hordes of tourists piling onto…

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15 Mistakes Tourists Make While Visiting Paris

Paris has long been one of the most popular travel destination in the world, and it’s easy to see why: The city boasts stunning architecture, delicious cuisine, incredible shopping, top-notch…

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25 Mistakes Tourists Make While Visiting London

London is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations and for good reason. The city is full of historic sites, delicious restaurants, beautiful views, cultural diversity and more. Although…

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