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Is There a ‘Right Way’ to Be a Tourist?

I don’t know if there is one right way. However, even if I have not been a tourist to another country, here are some things that I think we can all follow.

Before you go to a new region or country, try to learn a few of the laws there. Check what you can do and what you cannot do. The internet age people – you have no excuses to not do your own research. From what clothes you should pack and wear for your trip, to medicines, to what the weather is like, the areas to avoid, to what food you will get to eat and what you won’t, to behaviour, common rules, expectations etc.

So many times we see the ignorant tourist creating a fuss because he or she did not know what they were getting into. Or they wandered off into an area of the region/country that should not be ventured into by foreigners/people who don’t know about the customs. You cannot also expect everything to be just like home. I can see a lot more people enjoying themselves by immersing themselves in the culture of the land that they are visiting and that makes for an all together better experience and holiday for them.

Prompt from 130 New Prompts for Argumentative Writing at The New York Times

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