3. The Tourist. The Tourist is the mild neophobe. He wants to see unrepresentative behavior from unrepresentative people in the nation he visits. He wants new things, but in small, easily controlled amounts, with lots of momentos (pictures, knick-knacks, etc), to take home so he can remember how neat that foreign country was. At no time will he be found outside of a hotel, tourist trap, or tour group.
i find myself strongly in this category - except
i want to see representative behavior from representative people and i don't acquire many momentos [sic].
2 days in new york city was both FUCKING AWESOME and also as much as I could take.
3 days in amsterdam was both FUCKING AWESEOME and also as much as I could take.
1 week in Ireland was FUCKING AWESOME and I want to go back. I took a rock home (don't tell anybody)