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Old 03-21-2014, 01:00 PM
 
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Which advice would you give basing on your experiences and your homeland?
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:20 PM
 
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Which advice would you give basing on your experiences and your homeland?
If you have not been to a country before, find a guide book that gives you some background on the customs, manners and local know-how so that you do not offend your hosts unintentionally and so that you will not encounter unpleasant surprises and situations that could have been avoided with a little fore knowledge.

It can't hurt to carry a small phrase book so that you can point to questions in it if you encounter someone who does not speak your language.

Be courteous.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Finland
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You have to be a bit more specific. Do you mean manners, habits, culture, things to see, what to do or what not to do? This could be a good thread if you open up your point a bit.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Westminster, London
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Keep two wallets. One with all your expired cards and change. The other, with your actual valuables, in a more concealed area.
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: A cold & gloomy place
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Spend your money elsewhere
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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Vienna:

- Don't buy concert tickets from the guys that wear baroque costumes. Overpriced and mediocre at best.
- Avoid Cafe Central, Cafe Sacher or Cafe Griensteidl. Go to Demel, Cafe Diglas, Cafe Alt Wien, Cafe Rüdigerhof, Kleines Cafe or Cafe Ritter. More locals, less tourists.
- Don't use the City Airport Train (CAT) from the airport to the city. There is a standard regional train (taking the same route) which is considerably cheaper.
- Don't buy tickets for the tourist tram around the "Ring". Use tram lines 1 and 2 instead. They cover the same route. 7€ saved.
- The "Heurigen" in Nussdorf are better than those in Grinzing. And cheaper.
- Don't buy any Mozart sweets in a specialized shop. Just go into a regular supermarket.
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:25 PM
 
Location: USA
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Wherever you go in the USA, use...

Reviews of Hotels, Flights and Vacation Rentals - TripAdvisor
for hotel reviews
www.yelp.com for all other reviews, especially restaurants and bars
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:31 PM
 
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You have to be a bit more specific. Do you mean manners, habits, culture, things to see, what to do or what not to do? This could be a good thread if you open up your point a bit.
Everything honestly.
More concerned on habits, cultural faux pas, culture and what to do/not to do,something you can hardly find on guides.
Like Viribus did.
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:36 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Don't give money to beggars.

Don't wear shorts and T-shirts in July.

And don't call it "Frisco."
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Finland: Go somewhere else.
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