BuckTurgidson: [www.blogcdn.com image 240x360][api.ning.com image 420x297][secrethealthychocolateblog.com image 500x352][www.globalpost.com image 360x240][assets.nydailynews.com image 635x438]Your move, China.
Daedalus27: Don't forget cutting in line as well as something I have noticed from Chinese tourists. There is no such thing as a line to many Chinese tourists and they will simply ignore everyone waiting to get to what they want.
shanrick: Wang Yang. That's a made up name, right?
Apos: Apos: This has never been more appropriate: [i.qkme.me image 579x300]Oops....Double post. Take it away, mods!
Bumblefark: ciberido: rka: Bumblefark: As for not walking around 3rd world hell holes, screaming, ""Murica, fark yea!"...meh.Good thing there is a whole host of options between cowering behind a Maple Leaf, claiming to be Canadian, and running around yelling "Murica, fark yea". It was just a movie with puppets, not a travel instruction guide.I only ever had one "bad" experience come from identifying myself as being from the USA, and that was in Pusan, South Korea. I was walking home one night from a movie theater (which was conveniently located inside a shopping mall). I had stopped before crossing a street, and this European guy came up to me. At least, based on his accent and appearance, I assume he was European. We have a very short dialog:European guy: America?Me: I'm from North America, yes.European guy : But American? Not Canadian.Me: I'm from the USA, yes. Not Canadian.European guy : Sorry, I don't talk to Americans. [Walks off]I wouldn't even call it a "bad" experience, really, just weird, especially as I was minding my own business and he started the whole thing.On a somewhat related note, I try to avoid calling the USA "America" or myself as "American" because there are a number of South Americans who take objection to that. I got tired of hearing "We are Americans, too!" or "Uruguay is in America!" so I try to avoid the issue by saying "USA" when I'm abroad.Most gratuitous misrepresentation of my nationality:I convinced a smoking hot French girl who I met in Avignon that I was only educated in the US (thus the accent) in order to convince her to have lunch with me. Think I claimed Iceland. No recollection. All I remember if the smoking hot French girl./Sorry, fellow countrymen: I'll disown you in a heartbeat if our poor global image as a nation threatens to get between me and a smoking hot French girl. I just will.
buckler: fark, when I worked at a theme park whose name rhymes with "flea hurled", the behavior of the Brazilian tourists was so bad that they were informed they would be disinvited unless they adhered more closely to American cultural standards when they were here.
jshine: Yea, its probably typical of 1st generation immigrants -- stick together when possible. Its harmless enough and -- for those who stay -- will pass in successive generations. In the mean time it means that some good restaurants will spring up to cater to their expat communities.
insano: I don't know what's worse, rude tourists or visitors with complete apathy and even disdain for their surroundings.The Chinese people I know in America (all graduate students) have zero desire to have any sort of cultural experience while living here. My Chinese friend and his wife haven't ventured outside a two-block radius of their apartment in three years of grad school. When they socialize, it's only with other Chinese people; when they eat, it's only at Chinese restaurants; when they shop, it's only at the Asian grocery store.They watch only Chinese tv online and when they do, it's Chinese spin-offs of European or American shows (see Voice of China). I did come out with us to see a movie once; it was Life of Pi and he saw it only because it had a Chinese director.Chicks from Hong Kong are freaks in bed though, so they've got that going for them, which is nice./CSB over
fusillade762: When I was travelling it always seemed like Australians were the most obnoxious tourists. Of course that's just anecdotal.
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