+134 Being a "tourist" isn't a faux pas. amirite?

by Anonymous 11 months ago

My problem with being a tourist is it's pretty easy to get lazy and eat in your hotel. And hotels do dull food. It's cooked to not offend, rarely to attract diners. It's "safe".

by Anonymous 11 months ago

I don't like tourists and I don't like being a tourist. Stay out of my town and I won't come to yours lol

by Anonymous 11 months ago

I think most peoples issue with looking like a tourist is you are more likely to be scammed or ripped off when you're walking around in your backpack with American flag on it something of that sorts. Just be a normal person and do what you want to do, but you're being stupid if you've got your backpack and your ball cap on ready to be ripped off cause you act like a tourist

by Anonymous 11 months ago

Hard disagree. If I go to a restaurant, I know that the restaurants in the touristy part of town are going to be (generally speaking) overpriced and overly catered to tourists, usually in a way which makes them less authentic. And I'm a big fan of checking out the local nightlife in whatever city i'm in. Not that there's anything wrong with doing touristy things. I'll do that stuff as well.

by Anonymous 11 months ago

I was visiting Cancun with a group of friends and we decided to try some authentic Mexican food. When we asked one of the hotel workers he suggested a tourist place but we said "where would you go to eat?" and he said "ahhhh that's different". The restaurant he recommended was amazing. The food, the ambience, all incredible.

by Anonymous 11 months ago

I try to look like a local so I don't get stabbed or robbed lol

by Anonymous 11 months ago

Yes that's fair. A LOT of people do it because they want to get the "real" experience of the city and not the "dumb tourist" experience.

by Anonymous 11 months ago

A lot of people do it for safety reasons, like women.

by Anonymous 11 months ago

Did. Did you - did you just tell a chick what "women" do? I believe some people might call that mansplaining. But ya know. Not me. Never. Naw I wouldn't point that out.

by Anonymous 11 months ago

I. I did - I did just tell a chick what women do! I believe some won't call it mansplaining though because I am a woman myself 😉

by Anonymous 11 months ago