There are a lot of travelers who travel blithely without ever trying to learn about the culture of the place they are traveling to. For them it’s all about getting through that list of sites they want to see, foods they want to eat, and souvenirs they want to bring home.
The thoughtful traveler, on the other hand, has a deep interest in the culture and the history of the countries he or she visits. Some time spent reading relevant books and listening to a CD of basic phrases of the language can pay off big dividends in understanding.
For some cultural insights, explore the links below! Read these articles before you go, and it may save you from being rude inadvertently!
Bring Back the Music!
(CD’s brought back from foreign lands which take us back there
when we listen to them)