The Most Cringe-Worthy Tourist Behavoirs

Anyone who lives in an area that attracts frequent travelers knows it’s pretty easy to spot a tourist, and often they are doing some rather embarrassing things that make them stand out. Well, now a new online thread has folks revealing the most cringe-worthy things they’ve witnessed tourists do, and we bet a lot of people can relate.

The thread was started on the online forum Quora, after someone asked, “What are some of the most cringe-worthy things that tourists do in your country?,” with one person calling out San Francisco tourists who take open top sightseeing tour buses. “It’s a gorgeous city, full of beautiful trees and gorgeous ocean-side cliffs and cute Victorian houses,” the person writes. “So why, oh why, would you ever decide to plop yourself down in one of those garishly hideous double decker tourist buses to take photos of being stuck in traffic?” 

And that’s tame compared to some of the other responses. One person who lives near Mount Rushmore says she’s sick of seeing travelers get too close to wild animals, despite constant warnings, noting, “I swear, if I have to read about another tourist who thinks they need a selfie with a bison and ends up getting gored...”

Other responses include:

  • One person commented on folks eating habits, writing, “I know I stated that I won’t cringe if you eat with your hands in your country, but pizza is never meant to be eaten with a fork.”
  • Another person vented about folks wearing flip flops while hiking in Croatia, noting that many tourists “break a leg, end up being lost, dehydrated or starved.”
  • And one person who lives near Banff National Park in Canada is sick of tourists causing “bear jams.” “I get the excitement of seeing a bear. They are rare majestic creatures. “But these traffic jams are huge safety concerns. In their excitement people will run across the road not looking, park on corners where the speed limit is 70km/h.”
  • One person from Holland is sick of being asked, “When do the Fjords open? And do they close at night?”
  • Another user complained about Americans in traditional beer halls, writing, “Americans that go to beer and lederhosen events in Vienna, dressing up like idiots themselves, and even dressing up their dogs in such garb.”

Source: Daily Mail

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