Learn a Few Words
Mind Your Surroundings
Respect Their Religion
Religions are different all over the globe, and sometimes, they conflict with one another. Don’t try to participate in religious activities unless invited. If you are invited, be really careful about what you do. When in doubt, ask a local what would be alright. Usually, they’re more than happy to help you.
Leave Stereotypes at Home
Let a Local Teach You
If someone says “no,” then respect it. This goes for everywhere, but especially abroad. Don’t be a rude tourist that continues to push a local into doing something they don’t want to do. Plus, you don’t want to end up in jail overseas!
Slow down, take a breath, and chill out. Other countries don’t move as fast as America. Some places even take naps in the middle of the day! Chances are, everyone around you won’t be in as much of a rush.
Plans change. Sometimes places are closed for the day, and that isn’t anyone’s fault. Instead of getting upset and stressed out, it’s better to learn to go with the flow. Your vacation will go a lot better.