What does it take to be a real tourist in New York City?
I was walking on 42nd street today, and decided to try being a real New York City tourist.
I do consider myself a tourist in my own city because I check out places that regular New Yorkers are too busy to check out, but today I acted like a tourist!
So, what does it take?
1. While walking on the street, stop short - causing everyone walking behind you to trip and make sharp to turns to avoid hitting you - and point out a random thing on top of a building/on the sidewalk/in the street.
2. Walk really, really, really, really slowly.
3. Wear t-shirts that display your country of origin.
4. Take really random pictures of the most boring, random things, like a subway station:
or a police officer and a bus:
5. Of course, how can you be a tourist in NYC if you don't take a picture of an advertisement on a tall building!
6. Be sure to stand in the middle of the street to take a picture of traffic:
Enough with taking pictures...
7. On the subway, stare at the subway map with a majorly confused look on your face, and point to different locations while having an animated discussion. Don't forget to gesture wildly!
8. Or, sit on the subway and study a Subway map as if it's a complicated math textbook.
9. Have loud conversations with your friends on the Subway and in the street.
Yes, I know this is a little sarcastic, but I had fun :-).
If you have anything to add, please post in the comments!!! I will add anything suggested to the list!