- Make sure you’re really obnoxious! The louder you are…the better. If you don’t get your way – raise a lot of hell (yell at everyone) and throw out some profanities.
Reality: This will get your ass kicked or worse yet – stabbed!
- Make sure you wear flip-flops and tank tops everywhere you go, Ladies, wear the “low-cut” shorts with half your ass hanging out or dress like you’re going to the gym – especially in religious areas like temples.
Reality: Have some respect. You don’t wear this shit when you go to church – don’t do it overseas! Dressing like a “sloppy tourist” marks you as a target for scams. You can avoid getting ripped-off and the locals will have more respect for you – if you dress better.
- Make sure you “never take your shoes off when entering establishments” – especially when entering homes. Just walk in with your gross shoes (or flip-flops) into their clean house…and trek your shit everywhere!
Reality: This is the most disgusting “western habit!” Most countries (not just 3rd world countries) think this is completely gross and unsanitary!
- Guys only. Make sure you approach every “hot girl” thinking they’re a hooker…because you believe that every girl in this country is “for hire.”
Reality: I see this low-class shit all the time in poor Asian and Latin countries. These are the disgusting assholes that are “losers” in their home country so they will come to a 3rd world country thinking they’re “the shit.” Wrong! These tourist are the worse! Go back home asshole!
- Impatient! Believe it or not – Americans are the 2nd worse tourists in the world…the absolutely worse tourists are the Mainland Chinese! The #1 most irritating complaint from locals is the “lack of patience” from foreign tourists. First of all – you’re on vacation…so chill the fuck out. Expect things to be unorganized, and things will take longer when traveling in (and around) these exotic destinations.
Reality: Asshole tourists have many things in common – something bad always happens to them…robbed, scammed, beat up, stabbed – just to name a few. Stay in your home country if you’re a DICK.
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