Learning to make the "ugly American tourist" more attractive
So who exactly is the exotic one on this trip? Tour guides around the world have to adjust to the various preconceptions, cultural contradictions, and misimpressions held by the various groups they guide. But as you find yourselves in exotic, strange lands on their foreign vacations, this writer notes that "your tour guide probably finds you equally strange and otherworldly."
By Julie Weed
The New York Times
November 28, 2016