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I saw this title before, hehe.http://www.itchyfeetcomic.com/2014/01/tourist-trap.html
Ooh nice. I changed it
I was in China with a research group and one of my fellow students, a 6'4" Swede with bright red hair, got his picture taken more than the rest of us put together.I did get a really bad case of food poisoning at one point and was throwing up in the bathroom of a restaurant in a small village. When I came out, all the other Europeans had gotten back on the bus and the restaurant owners were anxious to get a picture with one of us before we left. So somewhere in rural Shaanxi there's a restaurant with a picture of me, glassy-eyed and disheveled, surrounded by a smiling Chinese family whose bathroom I had just made rather a mess of.
Haha! Well at least you "paid" for the mess
Hahaha! I'm an Indian and had a really good laugh. The comic is so accurate. The only difference is, nowadays people post it in social media instead of making them as photos.
Yes that's true. But social media is harder to draw ^_^
This is soooo accurate! I'm vietnamese and we treat every white person we got a rare chance to meet like a celebrity!
Yeah, I felt like a superstar last year in Delhi and Agra - so many people wanted to take a picture with me. But the oddest thing was when a family asked me to take pictures of their kids on my camera. So I pictured them, showed them photos on the screen of my camera, and then they went away happy.
?!?! That's like the exact opposite of how we treat strangers and photos of our kids...!
This happened to me and my friend when we went somewhere tourist-y (in Japan). It was extra weird for us because we live here, and have done for years... I thought people were past all that, now that there are a lot more people travelling/ living abroad, but apparently not.
HONK. I found Delhi really intimidating because of all the staring and photo-taking and videoing. I didn't really mind when they asked (although... I'm not sure what use those photos are later), but I really felt borederline harassed when people shoved their phones in my face to video me walking down the street. By the time I escaped to Jaipur I was done with Delhi forever. Jaipur and Goa had more respectful people, in my experience...