I should’ve known it was going to be a bad tour guide experience when he was over an hour late picking us up from the airport.
I should’ve known when the first thing he said to us was NYC was known for three things: rats, trash and graffiti. I should’ve known when he spent all his tour guide time talking about HOUSTON.
But I didn’t really get it until he pointed at one of the bag ladies and said, “Oh yes, here’s the other thing New York is known for, homeless people. I’m sure she stole that cart she’s rolling around.”
Fortunately the kids I was with, the other teacher with me and I were able to make our own fun. We made up tons of facts about NY since our guide wasn’t giving us any. Hopefully the people from the other groups we were with realized the facts we were throwing around were completely made up.
This was my first bad experience with this tour group. Hopefully it will NEVER happen again. And even thought tour guide totally sucked, the trip was awesome.
My favorite part:
We were lucky. It was in the 70s the entire time we were there. Snow blew in the day we left.