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21. Posted by pinklizard (Budding Member 15 posts) 10y

Bargain like crazy, get the price to the lowest possible, and not buy anything = Singaporean!!

22. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

I have to admit, my fellow Brits, can be embarrassing when abroad!!whats with the whole "Ill talk loudly and slowly to make people understand?!?!" its so patronising!!!Youve hit the nail on the head with the Lobster effect!!!!
And the other thing I dislike, is when theres a whole group of them and they identify their crew with a t shirt each usually with some nickname sprawled across!!!And of course being in a nice restaurant and asking for chips!!!!

23. Posted by Desiree (Inactive 157 posts) 10y

Dutch,
Wearing money belts, are addicted to free things and hate spending money, love their bread with cheese in the morning. Can be very rude and refuse to talk english. Are insane enough to wear their backpack at the front, because someone said it would perhaps be possible to get robbed.
Are very fond of their caravans and pack them with potatoes or other dutch things so that they are overloaded, plus that they thinks that the world of normal food ends at the border of holland.

Germans
Still think that they rule the world and everyone speaks german, wearing boatshoes and caps and moneybelts.
Most of the time adore beer, have very large caravans that aren't overload and pulled by heavy and expensive cars

24. Posted by Mdog (Budding Member 24 posts) 10y

Nederlandeans; naive. that thing about wearing bags on the front you will learn sumday, esp. in busses or trains or anywhere crowded and in a place that is not a cushty western tourist region. hope u learn that for ureself one day. ive seen so many people get robbed, mugged pickpocketed from wearing there bags on their backs and saying things like; "haha, hes stupid enough to wear his bag on his front because someone somewhere said he might get robbed! hahaha"

its happened to me before, except i had my wits about me and saw it coming, and managed to fight my bag back. if i hadnt of listened to the guys who told me about possible muggings on buses, in what seemed like a really safe and chilled place, i would have no passportm bank cards or gap year left.
MESSAGE TO ALL; ITS FUCKING GAY< BUT WEAR YOU BAG ON YOUR FRONT WHEN YOUR IN A BUS OR TRAIN, (and sit away from the door AND DEFINITELY TAKE A MONEY BELT. its no fun getting attacked, itll mess u up in the head.

Ps. im british, and whenever i comehome from a long trip, EVERyone looks Hugely overweight, like some kind of american macdonalds club commercial. esp on the Bilbao-Portsmouth boat, thats like fatfighters off little britain or sumthin

25. Posted by Caesar (Full Member 74 posts) 10y

When i see some guys harrassing girls on the streets i know my fellow countrymen Italians are in town

26. Posted by Desiree (Inactive 157 posts) 10y

Quoting Mdog

Nederlandeans; naive. that thing about wearing bags on the front you will learn sumday, esp. in busses or trains or anywhere crowded and in a place that is not a cushty western tourist region. hope u learn that for ureself one day. ive seen so many people get robbed, mugged pickpocketed from wearing there bags on their backs and saying things like; "haha, hes stupid enough to wear his bag on his front because someone somewhere said he might get robbed! hahaha"

we are called dutch

and yep, that is indeed a good point, naive and they also do it in europe

27. Posted by cookieyum (Inactive 75 posts) 10y

[quote=Twinkle]I have to admit, my fellow Brits, can be embarrassing when abroad!!whats with the whole "Ill talk loudly and slowly to make people understand?!?!" its so patronising!!!

SO SO TRUE!! My mum does this and i have a proper go at her for it! Even though she speaks really good french she's nervous of using it so when we're on holiday she'll speak english really loudly but THEN she'll put on this stupid french accent as if they're gonna understand her better! It's like she's a character off 'Allo 'Allo!!Cringe!

Also have to say that Brits on typical stag or hen holidays piss me right off. If you're gonna get plastered, vomit everywhere and get arrested you may as well just stay at home. In fact come to Birmingham.

28. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Quoting Desiree

Dutch,
Wearing money belts, are addicted to free things and hate spending money, love their bread with cheese in the morning. Can be very rude and refuse to talk english. Are insane enough to wear their backpack at the front, because someone said it would perhaps be possible to get robbed.
Are very fond of their caravans and pack them with potatoes or other dutch things so that they are overloaded, plus that they thinks that the world of normal food ends at the border of holland.

So true, especially about the food, free stuff and the money belts! :)

Add to that those 'zip off' pants and you can spot a dutch person a mile away (well, it helps that they're always taller than everyone else :) )! Those zip off pants are hilarious though!

I really don't know how you'd recognize Norwegians overseas... except maybe that they're the ones proclaiming how cheap everything is, no matter where they are!

29. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 10y

Quoting TKolb325

LOL. I may plaster a few Canadian flags on my pack when I go overseas. Unlike Americans, Canadians don't have any enemies, except for the mighty Grizzly bear.

I just worry about catching flak from people that will immediately judge me when I tell them i'm from America. But I like to think that I will be an ambassador, and will teach others that not all Americans are ignorant and culturally unaware.

And if that doesn't work, then we'll just invade there country!

travis you are ever so much my hero and an honorary homeboy.cheese sandwiches and sandboxes filled with old toothbrushes.

30. Posted by zaandra (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

Sam I Am

I really don't know how you'd recognize Norwegians overseas... except maybe that they're the ones proclaiming how cheap everything is, no matter where they are!

To me Norwegians look healthy, and even while blond hair, the skinned is tanned. So not a pink or red skin,hehehe.
Dressed like casual/classic style but looks like always a good quality.

I used to work with Norwegians and Swedish and I noticed they're good drinkers (but real funny)as well. Like you said maybe cause it's mainly cheaper else where than in Scandinavia.

Cheers,San