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    Vulgar Tourists

    Justified or not, Americans have long held the mantle of being vulgar tourists. Fortunately that baton has been passed on to Russians, who are - without a shadow of a doubt - the crudest tourists I have ever witnessed.

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    Must be that ex-superpower residue.

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    I have not travelled outside of the US very much, but the Mexicans did not seem to view Canadians or Germans very highly.
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    so, do the russians wear shorts & sandals with black or brown socks as well?
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    the russians they're a bit crazy, immigrant or tourist.
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    Ever been around English football fans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by austropithicus View Post
    Must be that ex-superpower residue.
    more a case of petrol dollars, insatiable appetites for alcohol, and no manners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    Justified or not, Americans have long held the mantle of being vulgar tourists. Fortunately that baton has been passed on to Russians, who are - without a shadow of a doubt - the crudest tourists I have ever witnessed.
    examples?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bandaidman View Post
    Ever been around English football fans?
    yep.

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    Decades ago I toured New Zealand. Never heard a bad word about Americans. Heard a few about Auzies. In hindsight I realized one thing, just about the only place I missed was Christ Church, the city type attraction in New Zealand. I was seeing a beautiful country with natural wonders that stand up to any comparison. Point is I was in the places where any other tourists were the same.

    Traveling in the U.S. a few years ago I noticed it seemed there were almost as many Germans as Americans in many places. Very few rude ones. One mob of schoolkids that might upset some judgemental types. (Actually much better behaved than most groups of similar age, though is is like being surrounded).

    The biggest problem type was Oriental, likely Japaneese, with cameras. really not a problem, but we was well past peak season. If there had been more of them I can see them being quite annoying.


    Oh and on British Soccer fans. I toured England and Wales twice on rugby tours. One of teh fond memories is a more relaxed attitude towards public drinking. But the flip side was seeing signs in the trains, much like our American road work notifications, saying on this date on this line you could not drink. Turns out it was a feeder route to teh football (soccer) staduim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith99 View Post
    Decades ago I toured New Zealand. Never heard a bad word about Americans. Heard a few about Auzies. In hindsight I realized one thing, just about the only place I missed was Christ Church, the city type attraction in New Zealand. I was seeing a beautiful country with natural wonders that stand up to any comparison. Point is I was in the places where any other tourists were the same.

    Traveling in the U.S. a few years ago I noticed it seemed there were almost as many Germans as Americans in many places. Very few rude ones. One mob of schoolkids that might upset some judgemental types. (Actually much better behaved than most groups of similar age, though is is like being surrounded).

    The biggest problem type was Oriental, likely Japaneese, with cameras. really not a problem, but we was well past peak season. If there had been more of them I can see them being quite annoying.


    Oh and on British Soccer fans. I toured England and Wales twice on rugby tours. One of teh fond memories is a more relaxed attitude towards public drinking. But the flip side was seeing signs in the trains, much like our American road work notifications, saying on this date on this line you could not drink. Turns out it was a feeder route to teh football (soccer) staduim.
    Welcome to 1950.

    Now, back to 2009.
    My worst experience was with a group of Romanians on a day-long bus tour my wife and I were on in San Francisco. There were probably 15 of them, all obnoxiously loud (to the point of us not being able to hear the bus driver's commentary) and they were always the last ones back on the bus after every stop, delaying an already long trip by at least 2 hours. Additionally, they showed no interest in any of the sites except when we stopped at a fresh fruit stand, at which point they just about wet themselves upon seeing the available produce. At the end of the 12 hour tour, the bus driver was supposed to drop all of us back at our respective hotels, which he did, except for the Romanians, which he dropped 6 blocks away. Nize.
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    Thats because Romanians never saw any fruits before . Not even things which grow in Romania

    Americans are often the loudest . Other people can be and are sometimes way louder but their normal conversation volume is the highest.

    You need to differentiate between different varieties of tourists. Different places get different tourists. And I don't mean the nationalities. People who spend one week drunk at some cheesy hotel are different from people touring old monasteries.

    I know why mention Russians by the way.

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    Those people aren't Tourists. They are Russians by the way. They are an example of what is wrong with some tourists. The drunken antics. The two people are the nicer ones if all they did was drink . That doesen't bother me.

    The behaviour of some tourists I have seen It can be a lot worse than just being vulgar. Touring Vandals?

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    All things considered, my family and I are clearly the Dream Tourists.

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    Mainland Chinese tourists. Not Hong Kong/Taiwan/Greater China Chinese tourists, but mainland tourists, for sure.

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    I don't particularly like being a tourist, and I'm always aware of how I'll come across, so I really do try not to act like a total asshat (picture the opposite of how I behave on BF). When I go to Greece, I'm much less of a tourist since I'm actually staying at my family's house up in the country, we went out to dinner every night at restaurants where they know everybody so they're locals, and we're treated like they are. On that last trip I went to zero point zero Greek tourist spots. I prefer visiting a place and going where tourists don't go, if that's at all possible. I think you often have a better experience that way.

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    While touring the churches of Florenze a few years ago, there were hordes of obnoxious kids wearing cut offs and AC/DC t-shirts.

    They were all German.
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    In our travels it's usually the English, Aussies, and Americans who are the most offensive. In that order.

    I guess it depends on where you go. We were told by some Czech people not to bother going to Carlsbad because it's "all Russians there."

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    I never see any tourists. None of them want to come to this dump.

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    I can't think of a place I'd less like to be drunk than deep within a strange country. Yikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtjim View Post
    ...it's usually the English, Aussies...who are the most offensive. In that order...
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    I can't think of a place I'd less like to be drunk than deep within a strange country where you don't speak the language. Yikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    Well yeah, that's what I mean. Wasted, don't know how to get to your hotel/motel/place of residence, and don't know how to ask the disgusted people around you.

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