When in Rome...
While it may be true that there’s no place like home, you haven’t lived if you haven’t traveled. And I don’t even mean going to the other side of the planet; I know towns less than an hour away from me in my own state that feel like a different world.
But for those of us who are lucky enough to see the world, it truly is a life-changing experience… for better or for worse.
One of the worst mindsets a traveler can have is that their culture is superior to any other, or that their way of living or doing something is the only way to do it. Culture shock is real and can be extremely difficult to cope with until we are acclimated, but when we travel, we are guests in other lands and should absolutely respect their traditions and customs.
That being said, it’s no surprise that we don’t always know what to expect when stepping off of that boat or plane. Luckily, Redditors from around the world shared the biggest “no-no’s” tourists need to be aware of before traveling to their countries. You just might learn a thing or two and save yourself some embarrassment down the line!
No Hat No Play
Australia – don’t ignore the advice about respecting our sun. Wear sunscreen and a hat. The tourists here are obvious because they are the ones burnt to a crisp. Take water with you everywhere. (W0lvesHaveN0Kings)
Also – if you cannot swim, our beaches are not the place to learn. They are more dangerous than our wildlife. You will die, and your body may never be recovered (we lost a prime minister to the ocean ffs). (hendomoose)
Next Round’s on Me
When you’re in a group at the pub and the next round of drinks is on you, it is your responsibility to monitor everyone’s glasses. WHen the fastest drinker is 3/4 down their glass then it’s time for you to get up and schtum up your round.
If you don’t do this and people are actually waiting with empty glasses for you to get your round in, we’ll all be judging you as a cheapskate and your children’s children’s children will still live with the name. (LasRua)
That sounds stressful for the person in charge of the round (shawnwasim)
It sounds stressful for the slowest drinker to have like 3 beers lined up. (Its738PM)
Don’t annoy the Queens Guard. They’re not mannequins, they’re armed soldiers. (echoesreach)
Also, if you see a group of them marching, don’t get in their way.
They won’t stop for you. (Triby_Grixis)