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For all you folks worried about looking like a tourist in Europe...

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So...we know there are lots of posts about what to wear in Europe and comments about what not to wear so that you don't stand out & look like a tourist (even though no matter what you are a tourist)...

I happened to be out and about in my beloved home of NYC the other day and was in midtown and it was wonderfully swamped with tourists from all over the globe. And you know what...they all looked like tourists...cameras, back packs, camera bags, funny hats and sun visors, some even wore funny sandals with socks, and I even saw a few Europeans with fanny packs around their shoulders. Do you think that they worry about coming to America and looking like a tourist? Now, mind you, there were also many who were dressed quite fashionable but they too had cameras and guidebooks and looked like tourists.

Of course, it is not just in the US that I notice tourists...I notice them when I am in Europe too. There is nothing wrong with looking like a tourist and I even find the folks who dress a bit quirkey endearing.

As for the tourists who are walking around NYC with tons of shopping bags... well, they are not endearing (just kidding) I am just jealous. Oh, how I long for the days of the Lira.

Viva tourists!

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