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Little Lessons for Travel
In South America, don't tell people you're from America. -- Why, we wonder? Because THEY are from America, too.
I encountered that exact sentiment when I was living in South America way back when. I caught myself numerous times saying "Back in America" etc., and then getting both nasty looks and admonitions from my friends. But the list of advice doesn't stop there. There are a lot of great little bits here to perhaps print out and commit to memory.
Here are a few others:
In Muslim countries, don't express admiration for Danish cartoonists.
In the South Pacific, don't tell people they live in paradise.
In Cuba, don't say you hope things never change.
In Australia, don't go into a restroom marked "Sheilas" (if you're a man) or into one marked "Blokes" (if you're a woman).