Re: Southern Americas in the Playground (from Mexico all the way down!)
Originally Posted by bluewind95
Where are you from, Aurenthal? ()
Thinking now of Costa Rica, I remembered that a lot of people have totally the wrong idea about what cities are like in Mexico. I've had people ASTOUNDED that I know what a supermarket is, and that people here travel in cars and that we have big buildings and malls and a lot of the products sold in the US. Heck, they were surprised I had INTERNET, and not dial-up and that I don't have to travel to the US to get a computer or laptop.
Somehow people thought it's all just like the "pueblos" they see in Hollywood movies. They thought it's just a bunch of old little houses, with dirt roads and that people travel by donkey or horse. And the internet is all, at best, dial-up...
Has anyone else come across these stereotypes?
Yeah, my brother was asked once whether he was being serious about us using cars and buses to get to school, instead of donkeys. <.<
The thing is, Hollywood is awful to other countries. They always make them look so stereotypical, that people start to believe they're true.
Originally Posted by Crimmy
Though, admittedly, I've seen a few who wonder why I'm a white-skinned boy with long-ish hair, glasses, and jeans, instead of their original idea that I was a dark-skinned boy with short hair, moustache, a poncho and sombrero, and sleeping under a cactus or something.
Blonde, blue-eyed here. No one ever believes me when I say I'm from Mexico. ._.
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