"The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist."
It is bad enough when the locals can tell you're a tourist, what more if the other tourists can? Here are some reasons why it is always good to put on the I'm-not-a-tourist look.
- You will look smart. Like you know your way around, you know where you want to go, and you know how to get there.
- You'd less likely become a prey of pickpockets.
- Market and souk vendors won't overprice their goods.
- In general, people won't take advantage of you.
When in another country, we like it when we somehow blend with the locals, like we really belong there (don't get us wrong, we also love it when we stand out HAHA but only up to a certain extent). But when we say 'blend', we also don't mean blend-blend as if Cleopatra came back to life in Egypt. Don't go looking costume-y while losing your own personal style.
In line with this, we both realized it's easy to tell when a tourist is a fellow Filipino. We present to you...
The Fashion Anatomy of a Filipino Tourist.
|don't forget the white socks!|
|oops she forgot the umbrella.|
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