With a statue representing Anne Frank in Amsterdam
I needn't have worried. Every time someone addressed me, they addressed me in Dutch. And when I said "English," they switched to English, but some looked surprised. I found this rather amazing. It said USA on my shirt, and I was invariably holding a map, so I was obviously a tourist, right?
Apparently not. Twice, in the Hague, after switching to English, people even asked me for directions, and one time I was actually able to help them! That was awesome.
I guess a lot of Europeans wear shirts that say California or New York City or whatever, so it is not that unusual to see someone wearing a USA shirt. It doesn't make the person an American.
Why, you might ask, did I only bring USA shirts? I wanted to trade them with people from foreign countries at the track meet in Belgium, and I was only bringing a small backpack (pictured above), which I had to run with one day (pictured below), so I wanted to bring the absolute minimum amount of clothing.
At the end of an 8-mile run in the Vondelpark in Amsterdam