Correct me if I am wrong, but we have all been somewhat touristy and have taken pictures, like the one on the left, at some point in our lives! However, you never want to appear as the crazy tourist in the group. Some things YOU DO NOT WANT TO DO are as follows:
1. Hey there big mouth, there is no need for the profanities! -Typically, there will be a child within ear distance (or some prude 80-year-old woman) so keep your rude comments and obnoxious behavior to yourself!
2. WHOA buddy! Keep it down in the back row, I am trying to listen to the tour guide! -It is always beneficial to listen to a tour guide so that you can absorb an uber amount of information. Yet, there is no need to scream to your fellow friends about how the tour might be boring you, because chances are, you are the only bored one in the group.
3. Uhm, excuse me, mother with a child on a monkey leash, a baby in the biggest stroller I’ve ever seen, and the screaming toddler, please keep an eye on your children. -Tourist sites, as crazy as they may be sometimes, are not playgrounds. Period.
Bottom line, mind your manners – especially if you are travelling to another country. Carry yourself (and your massive Nikon) well and respect others and the monuments.
Always act like the well-travelled lady you want to be! ❤