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Discussion in 'General Discussion | Travel' started by uggboy, Jul 1, 2013.
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|| How to pretend you're Canadian when you travel ||
I gave up on the maple leaf luggage tags/stickers plan after reading
(sorry, Canadian friends)
Now working on my fake Kiwi accent
Actually, cutlery use is a dead giveaway.
About 70% of Canadians detest Harper and hopefully he will be gone after the next election in 2015. also, that article was written by a very left leaning author in a very very left leaning publication. Needless to say the hype was all there
Good timing since it's Canada Day! However, the girls in the picture look way too young.
Seriously, my wife and I wore little maple leaf pins when traveling in the highlands around Dalat, Vietnam in the early 90s. At the time the US did not want US citizens visiting Vietnam at all, but the Vietnamese did not want US citizens in the highlands. We told people we were from the extreme southeast part of Canada.
have done that before as well.
Of course, everyone here who wants to impersonate a Canadian knows that the southernmost part of Canada is at the same latitude as the northernmost part of California.
I've been mistaken for a Vermonter in northern Wales. Must remember the maple leaf pin next time.
Fully one-third of Canada (I was recently told by some southern Canadians) is south of the northern border of the US.
... use after every other sentence
Therefore when the US begs to become your part of Canada in a few years it won't be such an adjustment for most Americans.
technically 99% of all of Canada's population is south of the northern US border (Alaska ). All provinces east of the Manitoba have parts south (3 maritime provinces are entirely south) of the 49th parallel.
I took it that he meant land mass. Not entirely sure I believe it, though.
It has always intrigued me that any nationality has to impersonate a Canadian to travel.
Yes and don't forget the wee bit of Minnesota north of the 49th or the bit of Vancouver Island south thereof.
Tweet today from @Stats_Canada:
I love it when tourists planning trips to other parts of the world come into my store to buy patches of the Canadian Flag to put on their Backpacks. Then they don't take any Canadian Money with them to exchange. How many Canadians actually use US Dollars at the exchanges in Italy????
Why pay exchange fees twice? And it's not like they are putting the patches on their bags to convince the money change people they aren't American.
Actually, Canadians often take US dollars with them to other countries because they can be easier to exchange.
That's the other thing. And in some places you can jut use them as an alternative currency.
If you go to Cuba, though, bring Canadian dollars. Saves you 10%.
My point is the people trying to be Canadian don't think that way. They just want to 'appear' to be Canadian. Most could not tell you the Capital City of Canada.
Met an American from Wisconsin who had a maple leaf tag attached to her luggage. It just seems stupid especially considering we weren't even in a country that is hostile to Americans. I'm proud to be from the US and feel no reason to lie about it.
True. Some people simply shouldn't travel. And in my experience they can be found on either side of the border.