spot the foreigners? or the Americans?
Americans try to blend in overseas, so whether Paris or London, they’ll be without baseball caps and Ralph Lauren gear with the Stars and Stripes.
My key to spotting the non-natives:
Foreigners (in general): guidebooks.
Americans: ice in their soft drinks; early diners in restaurants; they expect others for form orderly lines (as do the Brits); jogging shoes or Birkenstocks; copy of Herald-Tribune with them. Also highly likely to be wearing a fanny pack.
Germans: shorts in any season – when combined with sandals and socks, it’s certain to be a German. Be careful because some Seattle residents have been known to wear socks and sandals.
Japanese: adorned with camera; often seen in flocks.
British: pasty complexion + women don’t wear hose. If you have the only former, may also be from Seattle.