Mass tourism brings culture chaos

  • 2003-08-21
  • Toby Stone
A cruise ship of mainly English and German pensioners has docked in Tallinn. It's like a joint invasion force of Dad's Army brigades. The city is cramped by battalions of white-haired people in a standard uniform of sun-hat and shorts with cameras slung cockily over their shoulders. They're marching around taking random shots of the local inhabitants and their homes.Just as with Paris after the invasion, the cafes of Tallinn are now packed with Germans – ordering coffees and cake in German from the coy Estonian waitresses. The main language of the chatter around me now is German.But while t...
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