How To Be a Good Tourist, Part 2
Continuing from our post last week, here is part 2 of How to Be a Good Tourist!
- Respect local culture. Easy enough right? For example, in deeply religious countries, don’t do anything that can be insulting to their religious beliefs. India is not a good forum for your new smattering of bovine jokes. People have been known to get thrown in prison for saying the wrong thing. It doesn’t hurt to read carefully about the local religions and traditions.
- There’s more to the country than the guidebook. Sometimes being a tourist means awakening your inner Indiana Jones. (We are not endorsing any trips into ancient temples.) Try and visit the less crowded streets away from the tourist traps. You may not be seeing the famous ancient tomb of a king, but you do get to have an engaging conversation with Richard O’Malley, the retired dairy farmer turned street performer. We’d take Richard any day.
- Try not to look like a tourist, and just be a little spontaneous. This could apply to even your hometown, but when you are traveling, you should be especially conscience of just trying to live it up in the most uninhibited way possible. Granted, you should focus on putting safety first.
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