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Wed, 9 Dec 2009 9:18 pm

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Sun, 13 Dec 2009 1:29 pm

Hi Lynette,

This problem is similar to the question of deciding whether someone is a freedom fighter or a terrorist. A lot of "travellers" don't like "touristy" places because they want to experience "authentic culture" but they still want to be fairly comfortable and have access to foods and comforts they are used to at home, so they might go for "a haven for travellers", or "a paradise off the beaten track".

It all depends who you think it sounds negative to. The beach resorts in Cancun are incredibly popular because they are well-run resorts. I guess "touristy" = "ideal for your perfect vacation".

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