Ten Commandments for World Travelers

I. Thou shalt not expect to find things precisely as they are at home – for thou hast left home to find things different.

II. Thou shalt not take anything too seriously – for a carefree mind is the basis for a great vacation.

III. Thou shalt not let other tourists get on thy nerves – for thou art paying good money to have a good time.

IV. Thou shalt not worry – he that worrieth hath little joy and few things are ever fatal.

V. Thou shalt not judge all the people of a country by one person with whom thou hast had a problem.

VI. Thou shalt in Rome do somewhat as the Romans do. If in difficulty , use thy American common sense and friendliness.

VII. Thou shalt not carry thy passport at all times – leave it in thy hotel safe whenever possible and know where it is at all times. A lost passport is an abomination.

VIII. Blessed is he who can say thank you in any language – verily it shall be worth more than gold.

IX. Blessed is he who can make change in any currency – for lo, he shalt not be cheated.

X. Remember thou art a guest in every land – he that treateth his host with respect shall be treated as an honored guest.