HAVING SPENT THE LAST COUPLE YEARS LIVING ABROAD IN ASIA, I tend to find myself in a sort of grey area between being a local and a tourist in the places I’ve lived.
In an attempt to seem more like a “calm, cool, and collected local” as opposed to the “excitable tourist” that I know I am at heart, I’ve adopted a few rather bizarre behaviors that make me appear to be a local gal.
At least that’s what I’ve told myself. I’m probably not fooling anybody.
So the next time you’re traveling in Asia, and you see a “local” babbling away in an unintelligible accent or stalking around the streets looking comically pissed off, feel free to come over and say hello. It’ll be a relief to drop the charade for a moment!