Disclaimer: this is not a racist thread, and I know this doesn't apply to all Chinese tourists...SLWL mods, just chill and hear me out. And to my Chinese Sherbros, I mean no disrespect to your people. So over the course of the last 3 years I've been traveling a great deal. And on occasion on trip advisor and other travelling sites I will come across a pretty racist review about Chinese folk "...the tour was great, but the Chinese tourists were so rude and every where ..." I never thought anything of it and usually dismiss such observations because of my racial background. Well... Yesterday, I went on an all day kayaking excursion to many of the small islands on the outskirts of Phuket. They split you up into two large boats/groups and it takes about about an hour to get to your destination ... Prior to boarding us, our thai tour guide takes me and the better half to the side and says, "I'm sorry, but your trip is going to be very loud." I'm thinking, no big deal, and thought he was referring to the engines. He then says, "there are a lot of Chinese on your boat. They are very loud. And they have children...much much louder ." I'm thinking to myself , how bad could it possibly be... Well, it was terrible ...the children were way out of control screaming running around the boat the entire time... And when it came time for the buffet , they loaded entire plate fulls of certain items rather than taking modest portions . On the 2nd part of the tour, a different thai guide informed me (and this is all unsolicited info) that all of the guides try to claim or volunteer to be guides for americans, aussies, Japanese, Koreans, Russians etc... He said that the guides take turns in selecting chinese...or draw straws. Do you have bad experiences with Chinese tourists? Did I just have bad luck?