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Not Looking Like A tourist

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A fool's errand to think you can dress and not look like a tourist in a foreign city or even in another American city.

Besides you clothes and shoes, there is your eyeglasses, haircut, watch, camera, tourist book, belt, the upside down map, and your voice and language., But besides there is your mien. A tourist walks differently than a local. They usually do not walk with a specific intention and are often easily distracted. Their eyes are different and more often than not people travel with someone else. So if you are with people who do not look business associates during the week, you are immediately pegged as a tourist. And there are many variations on that theme including how children act and are dressed.

So even if you dress appropriately and respectfully for the culture or an event, you are still not fooling anyone.

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