19 responses

  1. Dave and Deb
    November 2, 2009

    Haha, excellent post and funny stuff. And so true!

  2. Ira
    November 2, 2009

    thanks for the information Anthony, and that’s why you don’t go to Bali LOL

    • Anthony The Travel Tart
      January 6, 2012


  3. Luc J
    November 4, 2009

    A guy standing in the doorway trying to drag you inside is a good indication too, most of the time.

  4. Oliver Morgan
    November 11, 2009

    Good list , i like no 6

  5. promotional product
    December 9, 2009

    Very nice post. Awesome and funny stuff. Thanks for this.

  6. Weddings in Spain
    March 30, 2010

    Love this article! It made me laugh with how correct you really are! I have never even noticed it before either.

  7. HDTV
    December 21, 2010

    Surprise! You really covered this subject well. Hope others feel the same way.

  8. villa curacao
    February 5, 2011

    “Menus are in English, German and French – but not in the local language.”hahaha this is so true, if the menu isn’t in the local language you know that you’re in a tourist trap!

  9. australian visa
    February 10, 2011

    Isn’t that so awkward? The thought of a lot people seeing you is something I don’t like. that’s why I’ve never been to a beach like this, and the many buildings made it a bit crowded. But then, thanks for this information.

  10. Bijuterii Argint
    May 19, 2011

    so many of the above happen everywhere; some can be avoided, but the language on the menu’s – what do you do in a country where you don’t understand the language and prefer an english menu? Of course the prices are different depending on the language but the law approves it.

  11. vaporizer reviews
    November 10, 2011

    tourist traps are EVERYWHERE, great article to read before going on a trip and making plans.

  12. trvl8dintern
    November 27, 2011

    I totally agree! the pictures on the menu are the worst!!

    • Anthony The Travel Tart
      November 27, 2011

      Yep, can spot the tourist trap from a mile away!

  13. ChinaMatt
    February 18, 2012

    Very true. But sometimes you need to visit those tourist traps to remind yourself why you enjoy those off-the-beaten-path destinations. Plus, some tourist traps have sites/history of interest.

    • Anthony The Travel Tart
      February 18, 2012

      Yes, true! They exist for a reason!

  14. Charles McCool
    March 23, 2012

    Nice list. Yes, if LP calls where you are a tourist trap. Funny.

    • Anthony The Travel Tart
      March 23, 2012

      Ha ha! If a destination has made a travel show, it’s already too late!

  15. paul | walkflypinoy.com
    November 4, 2012

    it’s funny because it’s true! great post. and i hate that foreigner price. even though a local before me bought the same thing and i saw exactly what he paid for, i still get foreigner price. i hate it with passion. haha.

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