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UltimateHoboW/Shotgun
07-09-2009, 05:35 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090709/lf_nm_life/us_france_tourists



Take a guess.

Hogan11
07-09-2009, 05:36 PM
Not surprised at all.

Bronx33
07-09-2009, 06:22 PM
hows your food with that spit?


I got a rule never ( ever ) f*** with anybody making your food it's just plain stupid.

atomicbloke
07-09-2009, 06:33 PM
I am surprised Americans are not mentioned. Most of the things mentioned here applies to Americans as well.

Most Americans can speak only one language and don't bother to even pick up rudimentary knowledge of the local language when traveling abroad.

Also, many have little respect for local customs.

I remember visiting Colombo in Sri Lanka. Witnessed a loud rude American group of 10 walk in to a traditional local restaurant. And order Hamburgers!! And then sound so irritated and surprised that Hamburgers aren't on the menu, ask rudely and loudly that what kind of restaurant doesn't serve Hamburgers, make racist comments about the local cuisine and storm out in a huff.

Dammit, if you only want to eat Hamburgers, stay at home!! Don't embarrass other Americans who actually like to experience local cultures while traveling.

I find Japanese and Europeans tourists the most sophisticated international travellers.

Bronx33
07-09-2009, 06:35 PM
I am surprised Americans are not mentioned. Most of the things mentioned here applies to Americans as well.

Most Americans can speak only one language and don't bother to even pick up rudimentary knowledge of the local language when traveling abroad.

Also, many have little respect for local customs.

I remember visiting Colombo in Sri Lanka. Witnessed a loud rude American group of 10 walk in to a traditional local restaurant. And order Hamburgers!! And then sound so irritated and surprised that Hamburgers aren't on the menu, ask rudely and loudly that what kind of restaurant doesn't serve Hamburgers, make racist comments about the local cuisine and storm out in a huff.

Dammit, if you only want to eat Hamburgers, stay at home!! Don't embarrass other Americans who actually like to experience local cultures while traveling.

I find Japanese and Europeans tourists the most sophisticated international travellers.


Those dumb****s ( theres always dum****s) get their food spit on ( and i hope they did) :clown:

footstepsfrom#27
07-09-2009, 06:54 PM
I'm 1/4 French...I don't like to admit it.

UltimateHoboW/Shotgun
07-09-2009, 07:09 PM
I am surprised Americans are not mentioned. Most of the things mentioned here applies to Americans as well.

Most Americans can speak only one language and don't bother to even pick up rudimentary knowledge of the local language when traveling abroad.

Also, many have little respect for local customs.

I remember visiting Colombo in Sri Lanka. Witnessed a loud rude American group of 10 walk in to a traditional local restaurant. And order Hamburgers!! And then sound so irritated and surprised that Hamburgers aren't on the menu, ask rudely and loudly that what kind of restaurant doesn't serve Hamburgers, make racist comments about the local cuisine and storm out in a huff.

Dammit, if you only want to eat Hamburgers, stay at home!! Don't embarrass other Americans who actually like to experience local cultures while traveling.

I find Japanese and Europeans tourists the most sophisticated international travellers.

someone here is a america hater.

Killericon
07-09-2009, 07:17 PM
God, French tourists drive me nuts.

atomicbloke
07-09-2009, 07:23 PM
someone here is a america hater.

who??

Killericon
07-09-2009, 07:47 PM
I seem to recall there was a company that sold Canadian flags and stuff to American tourists so people wouldn't give them ****. I know from my own experience that in certain places, people would be cold towards me until I let it slip that I'm Canadian. I really couldn't say if Americans really are bad tourists, but I know that perception, true or false, is out there.

atomicbloke
07-09-2009, 07:50 PM
I seem to recall there was a company that sold Canadian flags and stuff to American tourists so people wouldn't give them ****. I know from my own experience that in certain places, people would be cold towards me until I let it slip that I'm Canadian. I really couldn't say if Americans really are bad tourists, but I know that perception, true or false, is out there.

It takes only a few bad apples (like the ones I mentioned in my earlier post) to spoil it for everyone else....

People all over the world like to generalize...

watermock
07-09-2009, 08:10 PM
Wait till the dollar collapses.

Killericon
07-09-2009, 08:18 PM
It takes only a few bad apples (like the ones I mentioned in my earlier post) to spoil it for everyone else....

People all over the world like to generalize...

Just like I just did with the French.

maher_tyler
07-09-2009, 08:34 PM
I seem to recall there was a company that sold Canadian flags and stuff to American tourists so people wouldn't give them ****. I know from my own experience that in certain places, people would be cold towards me until I let it slip that I'm Canadian. I really couldn't say if Americans really are bad tourists, but I know that perception, true or false, is out there.

Just going to the store and working in a customer service oriented job..Americans are rude whinny little bitches!! Rarely hear a excuse me or thank you!!

Archer81
07-09-2009, 08:34 PM
If I go to Russia, I am not going to demand they speak English and bring on the hamburgers...besides...Hamburgers are a classically American food, so why go overseas and order the same stuff? Gonna eat whatever the locals eat and try to be mindful of their cultures and traditions. Thats just common sense.

:Broncos:

Mr. Elway
07-09-2009, 09:00 PM
I am surprised Americans are not mentioned. Most of the things mentioned here applies to Americans as well.

Most Americans can speak only one language and don't bother to even pick up rudimentary knowledge of the local language when traveling abroad.

Also, many have little respect for local customs.

I remember visiting Colombo in Sri Lanka. Witnessed a loud rude American group of 10 walk in to a traditional local restaurant. And order Hamburgers!! And then sound so irritated and surprised that Hamburgers aren't on the menu, ask rudely and loudly that what kind of restaurant doesn't serve Hamburgers, make racist comments about the local cuisine and storm out in a huff.

Dammit, if you only want to eat Hamburgers, stay at home!! Don't embarrass other Americans who actually like to experience local cultures while traveling.

I find Japanese and Europeans tourists the most sophisticated international travellers.

I think a lot of Americans these days are much more savvy travelers than you give them credit for here. Most of the people I know who travel are truly interested in experiencing a foreign culture, not in lording around like the stereotypical US tourist. Think of all the young Americans who are traveling these days during and after college.

UltimateHoboW/Shotgun
07-09-2009, 09:02 PM
I love how sometimes people will cook up bogus stories that can never documented.

watermock
07-09-2009, 09:11 PM
I love how sometimes people will cook up bogus stories that can never documented.

Hey, I got laid by a dancer at Olympic Gardens in Vegas that way....

watermock
07-09-2009, 09:17 PM
Actuslly, the most arrogant are young Muslims, out of their controlled societies.

They go for it all. Strong tips, no tips, ho's, opium,

These kids have so much money, they are never in danger.

Oil money.

Los Broncos
07-09-2009, 09:19 PM
Shocking!

atomicbloke
07-09-2009, 09:21 PM
I think a lot of Americans these days are much more savvy travelers than you give them credit for here. Most of the people I know who travel are truly interested in experiencing a foreign culture, not in lording around like the stereotypical US tourist. Think of all the young Americans who are traveling these days during and after college.

Of course a lot of Americans are very travel savvy and receptive to local cultures.

But if people have one or two bad experiences with a certain nationality of tourist, they tend to generalize.

Guess the best policy is to represent yourself in the best possible light wherever in the world you are. That's the only thing under your control.

atomicbloke
07-09-2009, 09:24 PM
I love how sometimes people will cook up bogus stories that can never documented.

Interesting.... then how are you able to tell whether they are bogus or not?

On another note, are you familiar with selective belief?

PaintballCLE
07-09-2009, 09:27 PM
So what exactly is a tourest?

epicSocialism4tw
07-09-2009, 09:47 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090709/lf_nm_life/us_france_tourists



Take a guess.

I have had peculiar experiences with French immigrants. They tend to be extremely rude. One family openly flung insults around at visitors into their own home in French, treated them generally like nuisances, and made no attempt to learn English.

All around crappy people, really.

UltimateHoboW/Shotgun
07-09-2009, 10:02 PM
Hey, I got laid by a dancer at Olympic Gardens in Vegas that way....

Actually that 1's true.

hambone13
07-09-2009, 10:02 PM
I'm 1/4 French...I don't like to admit it.

You've come along way from your root culture to make that statement! I'll give ya props. I have to admit that I've met some great French but it's usually after they've been out of their country for some time...doesn't matter where.

worm
07-09-2009, 10:07 PM
I wonder who the Worlds worst spellers are......

UltimateHoboW/Shotgun
07-09-2009, 10:21 PM
I wonder who the Worlds worst spellers are......

eye wyn!

Los Broncos
07-09-2009, 10:40 PM
Hey, I got laid by a dancer at Olympic Gardens in Vegas that way....

I remember hanging there when I lived in Vegas, good times.

Seamus
07-09-2009, 10:50 PM
Never had a problem ordering a beer in about thirty different countries I have visited. That is one of the first words you learn,

beer, bier, ale, cervesa, meckju. Or you can stay at home and drink all the beers around the world at the Shanty (http://tucson.citysearch.com/profile/1735892/tucson_az/shanty_cafe_inc.html).