The 10 Commandments for Touring the World

10-commandmentsSubmitted by Sandy Thompson:  A reprint that I’ve seen many times before, I thought this would be a good reminder for all of us as we participate in the international events planned for this month.

#1.  Thou shalt not expect to find things as thou hast left them at home, for thou hast left thy home to find things different.

#2.  Thou shalt not take anything too seriously, for a carefree mind is vital to a good vacation.

#3.  Thou shalt not let the other tourist get on thy nerves, for thou art paying good money to have a good time.

#4.  Remember to keepeth thy passport in a safe place so that thou knowest where it is at all times, for a man without a passport is a man without a country. Carryeth on your person an official ID always.

#5.  Blessed is the person who can say “please” and “thank you” in any language, for this and a smile doubles the value of any tip.

#6.  Thou shalt not forget thou are a representative of your country at all times.

#7.  Thou shalt not worry, he that worrieth hath no pleasure, and few things are fatal.

#8.  Thou shalt not judge the people of a country by one person with whom thou hast trouble.

#9.  Thou shalt, when in Rome, do somewhat as the Romans do; if in difficulty, thou shalt use thy good common sense and friendliness.

#10.  Remember thou art a guest in every land, and he that treateth his host with respect shall be treated as an honored guest.

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