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1. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 11y

Having this discussion with a friend of mine:

Most annoying backpacker/traveller/hostel persons by nationality:

1. Isreali
I am a jew, but I had my rucksack stolen from the hostel by an
isreali and another CB'd me from gettting hooked up with a beautiful local Pole in Warsaw. Number one on principle.

2. USA
no comment needed.

3. Aussie
loud, drunk and quite overly concerned in other peoples business. At least Asians mind there own business but will offer help when asked.

4. Germans
Take everything too serious and tend to be up tight.

5. Spanish
Seems like they always want to talk about passion and romance without the intelligence to back it up.

2. Posted by evakan (Full Member 188 posts) 11y

I'm a little perplexed by your post. This is not the best place to bash or make generalizations about a nation or its peoples.

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you're just being tongue-in-cheek, but I have to agree with evakan - generalizations really don't have a place here.

4. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 11y

Listen,
these are examples of the most annoying persons I have come across while extended travels. They had in common that all held a passport and were the worst. The list simple reflects which country each happened to be from. Whould be interesting to see how other lists match, add some science to the "generalization"

5. Posted by evakan (Full Member 188 posts) 11y

Daniel,
Your initial post described two Isrealis, Americans, an Aussie, Asians, Germans, and the Spanish. I don't think there is any science to your generalizations becuase no matter where you go in the world, people are fundamentally the same. There are good and bad people everywhere. I think that your post is very negative, and inappropriate in a healthy 'Travel' community.

6. Posted by vicks (Full Member 88 posts) 11y

I think this is a great topic. I live in a toursit town in Australia and we have our own perseptions of the different nationalities that come through. And because we are about to go backpacking ourselves - we were wondering how Aussies are perceived in general.

7. Posted by Blitz198 (Full Member 99 posts) 11y

I am American, and to tell you the truth, sometimes I am very embarassed by my fellow country men/women. But that doesnt mean we're all bad. As a matter of a fact, most of us arent. Of course you only hear about the bad Americans, not the good ones, as with any culture. People hear about the suicide bombers and think all muslims are like that, which they MOST DEFINETLY are not. Its not good to sterotype or generalize like that.

8. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

Quoting breevic

I think this is a great topic. I live in a toursit town in Australia and we have our own perseptions of the different nationalities that come through. And because we are about to go backpacking ourselves - we were wondering how Aussies are perceived in general.

Well he got you lot right anyway Bree, Loud & drunk not sure what he's on about with the other peoples business thing... but he forgot to add friendly & generally well accepted around the globe, good luck on your travels

9. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting moscowmetr

2. USA
no comment needed.

No comment needed? Then why include it in your post?
My only bristle with your choice of words...is that you didn't say...some American guy/girl...or some Spanish guy/girl.....I have to agree with Tway and evakan...your generalizations are a bit harsh.

10. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 11y

I tend to agree with tway... probably not the place... In my travels I cant say that I have had the same experiences as you. I'd have to say that the people I have found most annoying would be people I have been travelling with whom I already know. I dont really think you can make generalisations about people based on a few isolated experiences.