1. Thou shalt not expect things to be as they are at home for
thou hast left thy home to experience things different.
2. Thou shalt take nothing too seriously for
a carefree mind is the foundation of a fine trip.
3. Thou shalt not let thy fellow tourists get on thy nerves for
thou art travelling to enjoy thyself.
4. Thou shalt take only half the clothing thou thinks needed and twice the money.
5. Know at all times where be thy passport for
without it thou art absent identity.
6. Remember that if thou wert meant to be rooted in one place,
thou wouldst have been created with roots.
7. Thou shalt not worry, for
one who worrieth be denied pleasure for things fatal are few.
8. When in Rome, thou shalt be prepared to do somewhat as the Romans do.
9. Thou shalt not judge the people of a community by the person who has given thee trouble.
10. Remember, thou art a guest in other lands and
one who treateth a host without respect shalt not be honored.
If you know who created the preceding fine list of advice, found before 10 September 1994, please let us know.
|Excellent advice to follow just about anywhere.|
From: yrret@*.net (Terryo): Date: 2003-10-02 00:37:35 PST
Reactions to [cities] seem to be very much an invidual thing. Sure [they're] busy and noisy and confusing and, sometimes, dirty. But I agree with those who say that a lifetime is not enough …
……Leave your guidebook in your room and go spend an afternoon and evening in [a small neighborhood]. Discover your own sights to see, hang out in the little piazzas, watch the kids playing [ball], enjoy some [local delicacy]. And after the sun goes down, follow the music and aromas to a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant, not listed in any travel guide, where mama is in the back preparing a meal for you that you will never forget …
George Max said: |
«In the matter of a vacation, less is more.
«Do less driving, more time at any one site …
«Just 'cause it's “doable” doesn't mean it should be done.»
Icono Clast, 19 June 2005, commented:
Excellent advice well-stated. [Some people's] plans are over-ambitious. [They] should seriously consider spending
more time doing less than so little time doing so much.