Many first time travelers to a foreign country may be unprepared for the cultural shock they will experience. The result: They are often perplexed by the unfamiliar atmosphere they find. The Rules of the Road may be worth heeding.
Thou shalt not expect to find things as thou hast them at home, for thou hast left home to find things different.
Thou shalt not take anything too seriously, for a carefree mind is the beginning of a fine vacation!
Thou shalt not let the other tourists get on thy nerves, for thou art paying good money to enjoy thyself.
Thou shalt remember to take only one-half the clothes you think you need, and twice the amount of money!
Thou shalt remember thy passport so thou knowest where it is at all times, for a man without a passport is a man without a country!
Thou shalt remember that if we were expected to stay in one place, we would have been created with roots!
Thou shalt not worry. He that worrieth hath no pleasure, few things are ever fatal!
Thou shalt not make thyself too obviously foreign. When in Rome, do somewhat as the Romans do!
Thou shalt not judge the people of a country by the one person with whom thou hast had trouble!
Thou shalt remember thou art a guest in every land, and he that treateth his host with respect is treated as an honored guest!