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Twelve things tourists do that annoy Spaniards

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Spaniards are generally a pretty easygoing bunch, but even the most tolerant of locals can get frustrated with tourists in their country. Here The Local takes a look at 12 things tourists do that get on the Spaniards' nerves.

Visitors to Spain generally come away with a positive image of both the country and its people.

Why wouldn't they? Spaniards are genuinely welcoming people and proud of everything their country has to offer to international visitors.

But — let's face it — tourism is not always pretty, and not every guest leaves such a good impression behind when they leave Spain.

From hard-drinking (and vomiting) youngsters to snap happy coach tourists, plenty of tourists test the patience of long-suffering locals.

Read on to see the Local's list of the top 12 things tourists do that annoy Spaniards.

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