Walked through the streets of the downtown area today in new shoes. New leather shoes that still have to be broken in.
I didn't bring a camera with me, and I also left behind the backpack and travel guide that would have told me where I was or where I might go. On my first day in a new city I do my best to just be.
I do my best to give the impression that I'm someone who belongs here. I'm partially successful. No one looks at me and the men who annoy the tourists leave me alone, but if anyone addresses me in Arabic the fact that I'm different is stammeringly obvious.