Uniformed Tourist Queue

Uniformed Tourist Queue

Often, around La Antigua Guatemala, you see long lines of tourist in uniforms; sometimes is just a t-shirt, sometimes is the everything. You wonder what organization they belong to or what are they here for. In this case, I wish I had asked their reasons to wear the same t-shirt. Darn!

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  • Tourists in uniform. I think we can find them everywhere. We see them here at Disneyland except here I have not seen blue, but I did see chinga la vista colors such as Neon Yellow. You can just imagine a whole row of people and kids walking with Neon Yellow t-shirts. This is done for security and easy identification I am guessing, but the thing is, the tourists are also attracting attention so it may be a double edged sword. As far as color variety, I have not been to Disneyland for a while so I do not know what the fashion is like now. 😀

  • I haven’t been to Disneyland but have spent some time in Central America. I can almost guarantee from personal experience (I have in the murky past been the wearer of similar t-shorts) they are not just for security but as part of “team’- missions, medical, contruction etc. You see these teams everywhere, I’ve heard estimates that around 25% of the visitors to Honduras are part of such teams. I have to say this pciture really made me smile as it is one image I strongly associate with Central America!

  • I wonder where they are from! It makes one curious, huh? 🙂 A friend always dresses her two girls alike when the family goes on trips. She says it’s for security — it’s easier to keep an eye on them — and her mother-in-law thinks it’s cute. 🙂

  • Raquel

    Hahaha, oh dear…I have a confession…I was once a tourist in uniform.
    Our school band once went on a trip to St. John’s Newfoundland and we all had to wear these blue jackets for easy identification by chaperones….I’ve never felt so overwhelmed by blue fleece in my entire life!

  • I rather be a uniformed tourist than an uninformed tourist. I forgot to say that in my first comment.
    Hi and thanks Sharon. I do remember seeing people in uniform in Honduras. I believe they were doing a health campaign. 🙂 Also, speaking of trips, when we went on fieldtrips here we decorated our white-shirts. For example, we did this with my Kinder students and they were more than happy to decorate their t-shirts prior to our fieldtrip to Cabrillo Beach, California. I was excited and scared, the open ocean and a bunch of Kindergartners??? But we did it and we had fun. 😀

  • coltrane_lives

    LOL with Carmen’s “uninformed tourist”…couldn’t agree more with that. Nice shot of single file walkers along those narrow Antigua sidewalks. BTW…I’ve emailed you re: Mico.

  • ::high fives Coltrane_lives::

  • lol 🙂 We see that very often here in Montego Bay as well.