When the Tourist becomes the Tourist Attraction

When the Tourist Becomes the Tourist Attraction – Agra, India

This scene became all too familiar during our travels through Northern India. Indian’s loved Nicole’s long blonde hair and tall frame. Many thought she was an ‘American movie star’ and wanted to have a picture taken with her.

This ironic moment was captured at Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular tourist attraction in the city of Agra, which also happens to be home to the magnificent Taj Mahal (located a short auto-rickshaw drive from Agra Fort).

I couldn’t help myself. I had to take a photo of this proud father taking a photo of his daughter with Nicole. We imagined the conversations they would have with friends and family when they returned home, “And this is the photo of our tall blonde friend from Canada that wears funny clothing for a woman.”

There we were, in one of India’s most beautiful forts, and we had become the attraction worthy of photos. It’s moments like this that remind us why we love traveling to foreign countries.


Have you ever been a tourist that became the attraction?
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Cam and Nicole Wears are newbie parents living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has taken them to over 70 countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.