DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

Dressing Like a Local rather than a Tourist

Do you "dress down", leave jewelry etc behind when you visit certain ports? 

Tags: Excursions Port Safety

18 Answers

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

I don't take much jewellery on any vacation - a little to accessorize on the elegant evenings maybe, but not much. I sure wouldn't call it "dressing like a local" though. Living in a very popular tourist area, we can tell the tourists apart from the locals really easily. Tourists have a certain aura, and I include myself in that, when we are visiting new places. It's not just the cameras, jewellery or gawking that gives tourists away. LOL

I don't take any jewelry either when on vacation. If I'm on a cruise I dress beachy and light and airy. If I'm taking a land vacation...that's where the large suitcase comes in to play...Gotta have the right shoes to match the right outfit.     

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Im an American white man visiting Cozomel or Honduras or St. Maarten

Not hard to figure out I dont live there.  I keep my classy watch in the safe

Shorts an a Harley hat sneakers and a light cotton shirt.  Good to go.😀

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I keep a cheap watch for going into ports.  When in Europe I will wear dark polish-able shoes,  not my bright  color running shoes that I wear in the states.  When I traveled in Europe most thought I was a local until I spoke in English.   

AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

I tend to pack inexpensive jewelry to wear in ports of call.  I feel very strange without a ring on my left hand and have a simple band or faux diamond there. On board I will wear jewelry that matches my outfit.  Sometimes I just have to buy a bauble on the ship and of course wear it immediately.Wink

With my coloring, it would be highly unlikely I could blend in on any of the islands in the Caribbean.

DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

Lol when I said dressing like a local, I was referring to the time when I lived on St. Croix and "dressing like a local" had an entirely different meaning ...At that point, the island had many Americans living there for a three year long refinery project, and it mean shorts and flip flops ...never ever resort wear.

AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

OHSurprised I wear my regular Summer clothing... leggings, big tops,  sundresses and sandals. I don't know if that could be considered resort wear.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

It's like picking out tourists in NY.

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

That would be easy and fun to do. If I was visiting NY, I might as well wear a flashing neon sign saying "Tourist" because I'd be gawking at everything like a kid in a candy store. 

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

 

Ah,   you Big City folk.

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