The Friday File: Kidlington village becomes Tourist Hotspot

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As reported in BBC News, a small, quiet not particularly well-known village on the way to a major British shopping mall has suddenly experienced an outpouring of Asian tourists arriving by tour bus. Kidlington in Oxfordshire has become a backdrop for tourists who get their picture taken next to the tidy front gardens and carefully parked cars. So  after several months in true British fashion, BBC  wrote out a translated question sheet and  had residents hand the sheet out to visitors to figure out why this cute but relatively normal village was experienced such a wave of burgeoning international interest.

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It turned out that the village gardens and housing forms were very unusual to the Chinese visitors, and gave them a true sense of the country, most notably with the small gardens and the hanging baskets in front of the house doors. So while the locals thought that perhaps…

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