Why so uncool to look like a tourist?

I myself, when in London go to every effort to ‘fit in’ rather than looking ‘like a tourist’. 

What does a tourist look like then? Well there are the obvious stereotypes, the Hawaiian shirt, shorts, perpetual camera around the neck and a horrendous sunburn (this doesn’t really apply to tourists visiting the UK!)

Basically pretty much this guy:

tourist stereotype
tourist stereotype

So – why do a lot of people try to avoid this? I’m genuinely asking, not a rhetorical question guys!

Let me know your thoughts on tourist and tourists – how are you when you travel?

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