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I thought of a great newspaper travel column idea once, walking along down Fifth Avenue in New York. Namely broadcasting snatches of conversations overheard abroad, foreign or home voices, in different places.

One just happened walking down the Via della Croce in Rome, with some American voices.
Gorgeous foreign scene: Tired, rucksack carrying family, walking towards the Spanish Steps.
Blonde woman: ‘Honey, I’ve no idea, I think we’re lost.’
Dark man: ‘No honey, just up there’s the American Steps.’
Er – no, but hopefully just a slip of the brain!

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