what to wear and not look like a tourist

Jun 1st, 2011, 01:01 PM
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It's funny. I live in a tourist area here in the States and WE can tell the tourists from the locals here. It's an inexplicable combination of their dress and behavior. It's a losing battle to try and deceive the natives BUT we all are wary when traveling abroad about being perceived as buffoons so dressing simply and respectfully is always a good idea.
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Jun 1st, 2011, 01:42 PM
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Even though this thread is several years old, its still timely. We live in the DC area, now teaming with tourists. We can always spot them, so no matter how I dress ( and I dress well) in Europe or other places abroad, I'm sure I'm spotted as well. A complete waste of your energy to look like anything but yourself!( although while in Paris I have been mistaken for French several times; once a TV crew came up to me and spoke in French until I could get a word in edgewise to say I don't speak much French! They were actually taken aback! It was fun to learn what they wanted though: my opinion on a French soccer player!)

I love the tourists, stand out, and spend your $ in my town!!
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Jun 1st, 2011, 03:08 PM
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"I love the tourists, stand out, and spend your $ in my town!!"

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