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Ten Commandments
for Travelers

Courtesy of Rae Tauber

Travelers Commandments


  1. Thou shalt not expect to find things as thou hast them at home, for thou hast left home to find things different.
  2. Thou shalt not take anything too seriously, for a carefree mind is the beginning of a fine holiday.
  3. Thou shalt not let others get on thy nerves, for thou art paying out good money to enjoy thyself.
  4. Remember to take only half the clothes thou thinketh thou needs . . . and twice the money.
  5. Know at all times where thy tourist permit is, for a person without a tourist permit is a person without a country.
  6. Remember that if we had been expected to stay in one place, we would have been created with roots.
  7. Thou shalt not worry, for the person that worrieth hath no pleasure . . . and few things are ever fatal.
  8. When in Rome, thou shalt be prepared to do somewhat as the Romans do.
  9. Thou shalt not judge the people of a country by the one person who hast given thee trouble.
  10. Remember, thou art a guest in other lands, and he that treateth his host with respect shall be honored.