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The first time I encountered the great debate was on my inaugural solo trip. Over too many monstrously large Munich beers, my new travel friends (all Americans and Canadians) boisterously took sides. I was pro-traveler, running on the high of wandering aimlessly through Europe. The wiser folks said tourist. But as we drunkenly careened down the street from beer hall to bar, I realized we could chase as many authentic local spots as we wanted. We'd never actually belong here.



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