The Flight of the Conchords episode where Murray advises Bret and Jermaine to prominently carry a map of New York and avoid the main streets for back alleys to ensure their safety is the same mindset I have as a tourist in Yangon, Myanmar.
Nothing says outsider than someone that isn’t dressed in local attire. I ditched the kahkis for a longyi, a Burmese sheet of cloth and immediately blended in.
I’m sure the jade necklace and bracelet with the designer impostor Ray Bans went a long way to convince the Burmese that I was one of them. After all I did receive plenty of warm smiles.