Being A Considerate Tourist

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Happy travel Thursday beauties! Hurray it’s almost the end of the work week for some of us. Today’s post is about being a considerate tourist. With the advancement of technology and disposable income, many of us have been truly fortunate to be able to travel to other countries. We’ve been able to see and experience different cultures which enhances our growth. With that said, I have seen and heard dumb ish from some tourists, so here are a few tips to not be like that.

Being A Considerate Tourist

Dress Appropriately

Just because you’re holidaying in a hot climate does not necessarily mean that you should have your butt cheeks hanging out. Whilst Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil and other countries that celebrate carnival may wear skimpy costumes, this isn’t necessarily the norm of everyday life. This is only for parade days. Don’t get me wrong you can wear dresses, skirts, tank tops and shorts which are made out of light fabric. No need for layers and layers of clothing, you are on holiday after all. If you’d like me to do a post on what to pack for hot climates, let me know in the comments below.

Language

If you’re visiting a country where English isn’t the first language, learn a few helpful words and phrases. It will encourag conversation and you might make a new friend or 2. To be honest there is an expectation that people who visit your own country will be able to speak the language, why not reciprocate?

Food

I remember watching this show called Shirley Valentine (google it) and she was from Liverpool visiting Greece. She embraced the greek food and enjoyed it. Other guests complained that the menu only had greek food, which considering that they were in Greece was insane! Yes most countries will have popular fast food chains but, are you really visiting to eat the same food you can have practically everyday in your own home? Go on and be a little adventurous!

Laws

Every country (yes that includes islands) will have laws and just like you respect the ones in your home country, you need to respect the ones in the country you’re visiting. For instance, most Caribbean islands haven’t legalised marijuana and you can get arrested for possession. Something to bear in mind 😉

Those are my quick tips on how to be a considerate tourist, especially in a hot climate. What did you think? Do you have any other tips you’d like to add? Comment below!

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6 thoughts on “Being A Considerate Tourist

  1. Kiran

    Love this, I love to travel and I like it when people are considerate about my culture and values so it makes sense to act the same when abroad, thank you for sharing! I didn’t know that marijuana was illegal on quite a few Caribbean islands! Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. majeang

      Thank you! Glad you liked it! Yes it is x

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  2. Maya

    I completely agree with what you wrote. I travelled a fair bit and always got miffed by people who showed zero respect for the country they were in. My thoughts are that if you only want ale in a pub (and I love both), maybe you should just stay where you are.

    Travelling is all about learning and embracing different cultures, food and all. And it’s amazing how far uttering a couple words in their language gets you 😀 Oh, and Caribbean are probably one of my favourite places in the world.

    Maya | londondamsel.co.uk

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    1. majeang

      Thank you lovely. Yes! What’s the point of going somewhere new and expecting what you get at home! Thx for stopping by x

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  3. Nital

    Great post! I think it’s important to be considerate and respectful when you go to other countries. I have heard of people complaining that they cannot wear or do certain things however we expect people to be respectful when they come here so we should show the same courtesy. If you don’t like it, go elsewhere. I also believe other countries are far more tolerant, especially third world ones, than we are here.

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    1. majeang

      Thanks lovely and I completely agree. You want others to respect your country then do the same x

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