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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Tourist Trapped

India Indian tourists take more pictures photos with white people westerners foreigners than of the sights


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Honk if you've ever been more popular than the sights.


14 comments:

  1. I saw this title before, hehe.
    http://www.itchyfeetcomic.com/2014/01/tourist-trap.html

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  2. 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.

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    1. Haha! Well at least you "paid" for the mess

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  3. 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.

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    1. Yes that's true. But social media is harder to draw ^_^

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  4. This is soooo accurate! I'm vietnamese and we treat every white person we got a rare chance to meet like a celebrity!

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  5. 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.

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    1. ?!?!

      That's like the exact opposite of how we treat strangers and photos of our kids...!

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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...

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