#1 1-11-2018 8:56 AM

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Wearing T-shirt's with home town Logo's while Traveling.....

Do any of you wear any type of Shirt or even hat's that have your hometown Logo on it while you travel around the world? Have you ever had anyone make comments about it like "Hey, I've been there!"?

 

#2 1-11-2018 11:46 AM

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Re: Wearing T-shirt's with home town Logo's while Traveling.....

I have worn a Planet Hollywood Jakarta, Indonesia t-shirt to Singapore ~20 years ago. Don't recall getting any comments.

 

#3 1-12-2018 1:16 AM

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Re: Wearing T-shirt's with home town Logo's while Traveling.....

Nope.  The *minute* people find out I live in Manchester I am expected to have a strong opinion on Manchester United's defensive strategy, spending decisions, management styles and likely success in Europe.  I have had these conversations from Malaysia to Uganda, and it is a subject I am phenomenally ignorant on, so I try not to advertise!

 

#4 1-12-2018 12:05 PM

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Re: Wearing T-shirt's with home town Logo's while Traveling.....

sarahelaine wrote:

Nope.  The *minute* people find out I live in Manchester I am expected to have a strong opinion on Manchester United's defensive strategy, spending decisions, management styles and likely success in Europe.  I have had these conversations from Malaysia to Uganda, and it is a subject I am phenomenally ignorant on, so I try not to advertise!

LOL.....Wait, Manchester United defensive strategy? Does that have something to do with a ball on a big field? I'm about the same as you on that subject.  All I know is that's where my Godson's Grandmother is from.

 

#5 1-13-2018 2:44 AM

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Re: Wearing T-shirt's with home town Logo's while Traveling.....

Who are Manchester United? ;-)

About the t-shirt, nope either. It's no one's business to see at first glimpse where I'm from and, concerning street vendors and such, in which language to bother me.

 

#6 1-13-2018 5:32 AM

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Re: Wearing T-shirt's with home town Logo's while Traveling.....

I sometimes wear a T-shirt from the local Oyster Festival (in my hometown) but that doesn't usually get any comment.

It would not do me any good to wear a T-shirt from Leonardtown Maryland because no one knows where that is - even people from Maryland.  There was one governor (from Baltimore) who assumed that we were on the Eastern Shore, which we are not.  (And he said that the Eastern shore was the outhouse of Maryland so we were not amused)

I also have a shirt with a map of the Chesapeake Bay lighthouses.  Mostly people don't notice or comment.  But when people hear that I'm from Maryland, they immediately assume that I'm from Baltimore (not a problem - I was born there) or the Eastern Shore, and if I'm wearing a map of the Bay, I can point and say, no I live down here.

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#7 1-13-2018 7:26 AM

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Re: Wearing T-shirt's with home town Logo's while Traveling.....

cottonwood wrote:

sarahelaine wrote:

Nope.  The *minute* people find out I live in Manchester I am expected to have a strong opinion on Manchester United's defensive strategy, spending decisions, management styles and likely success in Europe.  I have had these conversations from Malaysia to Uganda, and it is a subject I am phenomenally ignorant on, so I try not to advertise!

LOL.....Wait, Manchester United defensive strategy? Does that have something to do with a ball on a big field? I'm about the same as you on that subject.  All I know is that's where my Godson's Grandmother is from.

Yep, my knowledge extends to there being 22 people, 11 a side, about 14 of whom will have ridiculous hair, kicking a ball.  I learned to fake it, but all my lines are out of date now so next time I go abroad I'll have to get husband to teach me some new ones! 

I am a treasure trove of Manchester facts, but the football is all most people seem to know about.  And in Asia in particular they were fascinated - there were massive adverts outside a major bank account for a Manchester United credit card, for example.  It was surreal, you go all that way from home and there were three metre high posters of Wayne Rooney endorsing a savings account!  This was one of the little cultural moments in my honeymoon - http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/9 … u-Day-1-18

In Uganda there were more Chelsea fans, oddly, and so you got a bit of teasing about picking the duff team wink

 

#8 1-13-2018 10:03 AM

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Re: Wearing T-shirt's with home town Logo's while Traveling.....

I often get t-shirts when I travel, and as a result I get a lot of people mistaking me for being from places I have visited. It doesn't happen often, but overall it adds up to a lot of instances.

On the other hand, if I am hiking on a very sunny day I need to wear a hat because i have pretty fair skin. And my default hat is a Chicago Cubs baseball cap. I get a TON of comments on those days.

 

#9 1-13-2018 10:29 AM

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Re: Wearing T-shirt's with home town Logo's while Traveling.....

sarahelaine wrote:

cottonwood wrote:

sarahelaine wrote:

Nope.  The *minute* people find out I live in Manchester I am expected to have a strong opinion on Manchester United's defensive strategy, spending decisions, management styles and likely success in Europe.  I have had these conversations from Malaysia to Uganda, and it is a subject I am phenomenally ignorant on, so I try not to advertise!

LOL.....Wait, Manchester United defensive strategy? Does that have something to do with a ball on a big field? I'm about the same as you on that subject.  All I know is that's where my Godson's Grandmother is from.

Yep, my knowledge extends to there being 22 people, 11 a side, about 14 of whom will have ridiculous hair, kicking a ball.  I learned to fake it, but all my lines are out of date now so next time I go abroad I'll have to get husband to teach me some new ones! 

I am a treasure trove of Manchester facts, but the football is all most people seem to know about.  And in Asia in particular they were fascinated - there were massive adverts outside a major bank account for a Manchester United credit card, for example.  It was surreal, you go all that way from home and there were three metre high posters of Wayne Rooney endorsing a savings account!  This was one of the little cultural moments in my honeymoon - http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/9 … u-Day-1-18

In Uganda there were more Chelsea fans, oddly, and so you got a bit of teasing about picking the duff team wink

Hope they change the poster soon, Wayne Rooney is no longer with United, gone back to Everton......

 

#10 1-13-2018 11:05 AM

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Re: Wearing T-shirt's with home town Logo's while Traveling.....

When travelling to Colombia last month I’m wearing my hat I bought in Alaska two years ago. I noticed most people I meet looked up. And when visiting a small village inside Tyrona park a little girl said to me she likes my hat. I said to her you may have it if you liked as I have another one in my luggage. The girl was so happy to have my Alaskan hat. And she can’t get enough to say muchas gracias. I’m proud I can make the little girl happy. I’m returning back home with a few hats I bought in Colombia to wear my next trip smile

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#11 1-13-2018 11:55 AM

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Re: Wearing T-shirt's with home town Logo's while Traveling.....

sarahelaine wrote:

Nope.  The *minute* people find out I live in Manchester I am expected to have a strong opinion on Manchester United's defensive strategy, spending decisions, management styles and likely success in Europe.  I have had these conversations from Malaysia to Uganda, and it is a subject I am phenomenally ignorant on, so I try not to advertise!

Funnily enough, most places we go if a local finds out we are from England they want to talk about football, and to them English football still means Manchester Utd. As that is very definitely NOT our team, we don't take too kindly to their enthusiasm, but occasionally we find locals happy to talk about OUR team, Newcastle Utd - for instance in Senegal (we have had several players from their recently) and Peru (Nolberto Solano, a Peruvian, was a much loved player and almost an adopted Geordie). This is relevant here because, while I have never travelled in a London t-shirt (nor do I own such a thing!), my husband sometimes wears shorts or a t-shirt with a NUFC logo.

 

#12 1-13-2018 12:57 PM

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Re: Wearing T-shirt's with home town Logo's while Traveling.....

Paul, well, that particular experience was 2012, and Uganda 2014. But I don’t think the world has gone off the team.

Sarah, I can totally see how annoying that would be. I don’t really follow anyone- I keep threatening to pick someone totally obscure and lower league like Bury or West Didsbury and get obsessed, mostly to irritate the husband who inexplicably for an Edinburgh boy does support Man U. But I frankly don’t have the attention span!

 

#13 1-13-2018 6:47 PM

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Re: Wearing T-shirt's with home town Logo's while Traveling.....

Nope, I rather let people guess where I am from. I was in Italy a few months ago where a guy from Uruguay asked me if I was from Brazil. But that was because I was wearing a small backpack which I got from there with the Brazilian flag on it.

What Sarah has with ManU, I have with the Dutch drug policy.

 

#14 1-14-2018 6:59 AM

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Re: Wearing T-shirt's with home town Logo's while Traveling.....

I have a long T-shirt that I use for a cover-up after I have been snorkeling and my daughter sent it to me from Mazatlan.  The guide in Cozumel asked me if I had been there. 

sarahelaine wrote:

Paul, well, that particular experience was 2012, and Uganda 2014. But I don’t think the world has gone off the team.

Sarah, I can totally see how annoying that would be. I don’t really follow anyone- I keep threatening to pick someone totally obscure and lower league like Bury or West Didsbury and get obsessed, mostly to irritate the husband who inexplicably for an Edinburgh boy does support Man U. But I frankly don’t have the attention span!

For some reason, my grandson who is from Texas and attending Oklahoma University is totally obsessed with Southampton FC in the Premier League.  So when he was on an exchange trip to Oxford for a couple of weeks last summer, he went to one of their games.

 

#15 1-14-2018 11:50 AM

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Re: Wearing T-shirt's with home town Logo's while Traveling.....

I wore a Canada Tshirt once in Leeds which led to much woo-hooing, high fiving, where ya fromming and commiserating. Might have something to do with it having been at the Canada - Italy World Cup rugby match in 2015 which we should have won. Sigh.

Funnily enough my Tool concert Tshirt has generated many a conversation travelling and my Leeds Rhinos jersey at home.

Funny everyone is still about Man U when City is the better team these days (though not today YNWA...Liverpoooool!!).

 

#16 1-15-2018 3:12 AM

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Re: Wearing T-shirt's with home town Logo's while Traveling.....

NickelP wrote:

Funny everyone is still about Man U when City is the better team these days (though not today YNWA...Liverpoooool!!).

Yes, well done to Liverpool!

I remember walking through Stone Town on Zanzibar Island some years ago and the local shopkeepers trying to get us to stop and look at their wares by shouting 'Manchester United', 'David Beckham' etc. It totally backfired of course ;-)

 

#17 1-15-2018 9:39 AM

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Re: Wearing T-shirt's with home town Logo's while Traveling.....

Got chatting to a guy from my home city of Perth once when I was living in Vienna cos I spied him wearing a west coast eagles jumper (one of the AFL teams from Perth)

Was really kool and enjoyable as I'd been away from home for a little while so was good to meet a native from my hometown.

 

#18 1-17-2018 2:45 AM

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Yeah, I was wearing Tee with Mt. Everest at sea-side, Thailand and some people started to talk with me about Nepal and their stories. nice.

 

#19 1-20-2018 12:39 AM

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Re: Wearing T-shirt's with home town Logo's while Traveling.....

No, I would never do it and I have a slightly snobby attitude to T-shirts insofar as I will never wear one in the country I bought it in.  For example, I am in Sri Lanka now and I have an Ecuador T, an Aussie T, a Jamaican polo shirt etc.  Of course, most of my T's are music related and I am still wearing the blazes out of my Strawbs 2000 tour shirt and my Jethro Tull Aqualung.  Actually, I find the music shirts usually generate more comment than the travel ones.

 

#20 2-8-2018 5:16 AM

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Re: Wearing T-shirt's with home town Logo's while Traveling.....

Hi, I am planning to the same but haven't done till now.

 

#21 2-9-2018 1:37 AM

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Re: Wearing T-shirt's with home town Logo's while Traveling.....

It's a good question. As for me, I have never worn any type of shirt or hat/cap with my  hometown/country logos during my travels around the world. I has never occurred to me to wear one. On the contrary, I bring such things with me and give them to my acquaintances and friends as gifts from my country.
Besides, I have never had anyone make comments about what I wear. I never make such comments myself and believe they would sound inappropriate.

 

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