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lampedusa is probably the weirdest place I've ever been to. 

while heavily tanned tourists are racing with their fiat rental cars towards the next aperol spritz or queueing for the rabbit beach at 6 in the morning, the local lady next door is checking the water tank before scrubbing the terrace, the nazi who lives by the port is driving his little children off to school and the coastguard accompanies a boat into port who just crossed the central mediterranean for several days where the police is already waiting for them to bring them somewhere no tourists can see them. they know. they just don't care.

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