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Before You Travel: Acquaint Yourself with Your Destination
Before you begin your journey, do a bit of research to familiarize yourself with the country to which you are traveling and the main aspects of its culture. Reference books, newspapers, or Internet travel sites are all great sources to use for information on a country's history, current events, and traditional customs. When learning about the general background and statistics of a country, you may want to consider:
Name(s) of key political figures
National holidays and days of rest
Form of government and what that means for the country: for example, a republic could mean a dictatorship
National religion and alternatives
The correct and full name of the country
To be respectful, it is also very important to be aware of the contemporary customs and daily practices of the country's citizens. Keep in mind that some aspects of what is considered normal behavior in the United States may be taboo in another culture. While preparing yourself for immersion in a foreign culture, you may investigate:
Policies on alcohol and drug use
Public displays of affection and personal space
Learning about a country and its customs before you visit is a mark of a conscientious traveler. It is a sign of respect toward your hosts and their culture, who will generally appreciate your efforts to adapt to their traditions while abroad.