Friday, July 25, 2014

What do Expats Really Think About Tourists?

There is, let’s be honest, a certain kind of snobbery in some parts when you mention the word tourist.

British tourists in particular aren’t getting a very good press just now, as Jack mentioned, and so ably rebutted, last week. British OAPs (and I am one!) may now be infamous in the Canary Islands, and the younger crowd may have damaged their own reputations more than that of the island of Mallorca.

Yes, as a British expat, I am sometimes embarrassed by these tales, yet, as a friend (not British) pointed out to me, these stories become newsworthy precisely because they are not the norm.

What do Expats Really Think About Tourists?

Fluent in Spanish and having spent 16 years on the island, Pamela Stocks has now been translating, researching and publishing information on customs and events in Tenerife for 25+ years. This takes a considerable amount of time and effort, for which she receives no payment whatsoever. If you find this work useful or interesting, please buy her a coffee. Buy Pamela Stocks a Coffee

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