why does a certain type of liberal define or associate "authentic" as being that which isn't american? to hear them compare their travels to foreign countries (always emphasizing that they stayed like "an entire month" or some such, and befriended some natives, the better to distance themselves from the ugly moniker of "tourist"), and of course they insist on pronouncing the country names in the regional dialect. they'd not do that when describing their visit to, say, ohio, or someplace. this is totally fodder for the "stuff white people like" blog, and has likely been covered there already. do any of them ever realize how comic this is?