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You seem to be ignoring price, and refuting evidence of the price in your comments throughout here. While there may be $500 one-way tickets from NYC, NYC is on the tip of the US closest to Europe. There's no way you can reasonably assume all Americans would use NYC as their gateway to Europe, or could do so in a timely and cheap manner. Going from DFW -> ...


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In most cities, you want to either spend a few hours or a week or two, and there's not much point doing anything in between. You can pick off the highlights in a few hours (except maybe in London and Paris), and it will take a week or two to get to know the place and properly relax into it. So if you want to visit more than one city on your holiday, you ...


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I'm going to have to disagree with Calchas. I know a lot of people who engage in this mode of traveling, but I can't think of a single person whom I would say enjoys it. Others have given reasonably good explanations of the phenomena, but I'd like to point out an error the question-asker has made -- it's not just Americans and Asians visiting Europe that ...


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But even people arranging their own "Europe trip" seem to repeat that pattern. Perhaps the answer to your question then, is that many people enjoy this mode of travelling. I have to say, there is almost a hint of snobbery in both the question and the answers. As though the only proper way "to experience" a place is to spend six months in it fully ...


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I wanted to add an answer that does not contradict the others, but instead includes some personal reflections. When the younger crowd sets out to "DO" Europe, their 'peer status' rises in proportion to the number of places visited. It means, for example, that 4 or 5 hours in France counts as "DOING" France just as much as 4 or 5 days does. It gives the ...


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First of all I have to say I totally agree with jpatokal answer. But on top of that I wanted to point out a flaw in the reasoning of your question; There are two possible reasons to go on a holiday: To relax, not being stressed To see stuff you never get the chance to see normally Now, for some people it makes sense to combine those things - like it ...


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Some people just appreciate that type of travel, myself included, while I am not an American nor Asian and I have more than 30 days vacation annually. I would love to spend a 10 days vacation in visiting more cities, try a bit of that city and a bit of the other one. This gives me joy and happiness. Although I do not have tight schedules, I just do that as ...


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I have seen the same happening with Europeans in Australia and New Zealand, with young Europeans on their first InterRail pass or long road trip. There is so much to discover and so little time to do it in. It takes time to learn to slow down and do only a few locations in a trekking holiday. Many people do one location holidays, which is all right for ...


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I'd posit two reasons: limited time and not understanding the size of the continent. In both the US and Japan, the standard vacation time allotment is ten (10) days per year, which translates to two weeks. (And in Japan, if you're a salaryman, using all your allowance is considered near-treasonous towards your company.) Substract a week of that for ...


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Your itinerary sounds reasonable to me. Your interview is already in the past so there isn't a whole lot you can do for this application but in general, when dealing with consular officials or border guards, just be genuine, never lie but don't apologise and try not to be too nervous. Some details might indeed suggest that there are some special concerns ...



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