5 Ways to Identify Tourist Trap Restaurants? Answer for Gean


How to know when you are in the tourist bubble, where all the prices are inflated? Tourist trap mentality.

Gadget

5 Ways to Identify Tourist Trap Restaurants? Answer for Gean


WalkingStick

Thanks, Andy! Glad you got around to answering that.


Gadget

The problem for me is tangible, when people see videos, it is 10 times better with a video examples. Over time I have learned that people can recognize a situation, but words are confusing, they are not tangible. And, these are signals, not defining moments, and the differences is not the same from country to country. Yet, on average, when all the 5 listed are hitting, the prices are double the locals prices. Yet, then it appears that foreigners often cannot even find local ran restaurants, they are blinded by the culture. Yet, they truly do not want to find these restaurants, they are on vacation, and darn well are going to splurge, it is their week or two of being the rich and famous. Yet, eating local is the country, the culture, the place we visited. I think I may make part 2, part 3, and part 4, as viewers truly do not want to learn how to eat cheaper, so they have a short fuse, fun stuff, if you love human nature as I do. I truly believe that humans seldom do what they say they want, they have some emotional underpinnings, bias, groupthinks going on that obstructs reality.

Gean wrote, WalkingStick wrote: Question asked:

Could you give some comparisons of what things like 'breakfast' cost in and outside the "tourist bubble?" One of the great benefits of your videos is that it seems that every travel destination consists of a fake stage of a tourist bubble and reality of the land and culture, with most Americans not being able to distinguish the two apart. You show the real culture and the real world view of the country you are in I appreciate this. Thank you


WalkingStick

I notice this phenomenon right here in the USA! If I got a to go to a CLE ( Continuing Legal Education ) Seminar in Miami ( or Orlando or Tampa, but it's more often in Miami), the seminar is usually in a posh hotel, with a very expensive restaurant, but almost always, if you leave the hotel, walk as far as half a block, you can usually find a little Cuban restaurant that has better food at about 1/10 of the price as in the hotel. This is where the employees or "help" eats going to and from there way on to work, the menu is in Spanish and they usually don't speak English either.


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