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How to Fit in When Visiting London

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How to Fit in When Visiting London

Interesting article: www.wikihow.com/Fit-in-when-Visiting-London

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81. Re: How to Fit in When Visiting London

Well this has been a fun read. Thanks for posting.. As a fellow countryman or is it woman? I am always amazed why Americans feel they have to "fit" in while on vacation. I understand we do not want to be the ugly Americans but honestly would you ever see this article written for English folks coming to the

US of A?

In my travels I just try to be polite and ask for things nicely. I am sure no one for a second thought I was not American. Now as for my peeps more than once people have started talking to them in French (in Paris) etc. Thinking they were locals. I guess the hipsters can pull it off better than me.

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82. Re: How to Fit in When Visiting London

Not quite sure who found my "I've never met an American I didn't like" post offensive or why.

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83. Re: How to Fit in When Visiting London

At this point, it was probably personal...

Tbh I didn't find the article that patronising; going to another country is always different and it's good that there is now information out there to help those who aren't well-travelled. I had raised eyebrows a couple of times, but there was nothing that really stood out...

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85. Re: How to Fit in When Visiting London

I have very rarely seen rabbit on the menu and if it was it appeared at a high end restaurant.

Personally, I have only tried rabbit once in Switzerland on a speciality night. It was awful!

My elderly dad however, remembers rabbit pie or stew from when he was young in the 1930's. His memories of it are good ones.

As for the article in general, it does have some truth in it but there are some inaccuracies in it too.

Why some potential visitors have this phobia about not appearing as a tourist and must try to fit in is beyond me. Why is it so important and why can't they just be themselves in any way? The only thing that I think is important in visiting any country is good manners but most of us have them anyway. The rest of it is not of any significance. Knowing a little about local customs can be helpful but there is a limit to how far you take it.

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86. Re: How to Fit in When Visiting London

jdbri, liking Americans- shockingly offensive ;-)

Would be more than happy to make your acquaintance at a TALF meet up sometime.

What is going on here?

Deleter, why continue to read if so highly offended?

If you don't like the forum leave the rest of us in peace.

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