Wednesday, October 08, 2014

How To Be A Tourist

While spending a few days in Mystic last month, I took note of my fellow tourists and how they behaved. I realized they followed a few simple guidelines, and that their approach could just as easily be applied to time spent in your own home town as well as places far and wide:
  1. Be enthusiastically interested in everything there is to see and do - there's nothing like it anywhere else in the world.
  2. Take lots of pictures - even if it means getting up in the middle of your entrée to do so.
  3. Eat lots of ice cream - the official fuel of tourists everywhere.
  4. Enjoy your companions - not just the people already with you, but also anyone else in your general vicinity. They're out to have a nice time, too!

On the Mystic River.


  1. Samira, you hit the nail on the head on How To be A Tourist. There is nothing more gratifying than truly enjoying the moment, place and everything around you when touring around. It helps to form a mental picture that will always stay with you.


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