Monday, February 18, 2013

My Hat

This is the hat that  I've been wearing around Ukraine this winter.  I bought it at one of the tourist stands in Kiev and it has a small Ukrainian flag that looks like this on the reverse side.  I always wear it with the Ukrainian trident/descending falcon turned to the front and I've recently been wondering if by wearing the hat it screams that I'm a tourist or...

...that maybe I look something like the Ukrainian version of this.

I mostly take for granted that when people look at me they know I'm not from here and so I wonder if the hat maybe gives me more Ukrainian authenticity or maybe it does the reverse as a true Ukrainian never be caught dead in a hat bought at a tourist stand.  One thing is for certain though, no one probably cares either way.

No comments:

Post a Comment