Committing the cardinal sin of being a tourist this year? Here’s a simple guide to becoming a shining beacon to all of those starving darlings in poor old Central and Eastern Europe. Etiquette is a tricky thing. It can make a fool of even the most discerning, well-meant person. You didn’t know the rules for bartering in a market, and now you’re engaged to be married to a peasant’s daughter for the dowry of a… A Westerner’s Central European Survival GuideRead More A Westerner’s Central European Survival Guide
(Or, you’re right, your country IS the best in the world). Has this every happened to you: you find yourself sitting on a sofa at a party, surrounded by young, attractive people from other countries (happens to me all the time). These foreigners are talking to themselves in a mix of broken English and their native tongue, and seem to be having fun. You would like to break the barrier, to reach out and communicate… How to make foreigners like you.Read More How to make foreigners like you.
New situations can mean new reactions. Travelling provides you with as many new situations as you are prepared to take up. You might find some insight, beauty or joy, but there’s the risk of discomfort too. A quick trip to an Orang Asli village north of KL provided an unexpected opportunity to react differently.Read More Self-conscious Traveller Syndrome