If you’d like to be made self-conscious of what you are doing then you should try being a tourist in Cyprus. The reaction you will receive can be as follows:
“I thought you were one of the teachers.” – The polite person in charge at the Larnaca Medieval Fort. While i was visiting the fort there were about 3-4 classes of elementary school kids.
“Mastre” – Monk at the entrance of the Stavrovouni Monastery. He wanted me to leave the camera in the car. It’s a place of worship not a tourist attraction. Hmm….Just wait a few hundred years…
“Are you a bus driver or a visitor?” – The seller at the Kourion canteen while i was paying for my croissant and bottle of water. I admitted to being the latter but i think i would have got a discount had i said bus driver.