"How was your trip?"
'Oh, it was fantastic!'
"Yeah, your photos look incredible!"
Travelling in tropical places can be an amazing experience, but what people don't mention is that there are a lot of things you have to put up with. It's best to be mentally prepared before you take the plunge.
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In many countries, it's completely normal to drive like a madman. Traffic signals are merely taken as suggestions or plainly ignored and signalling is unheard of.
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Other than car fumes and inconsiderate smokers, a lot of places also don't have an effective garbage disposal system so don't be surprised to see piles of trash just on the side of the road or in bodies of water. It's common for locals to burn garbage just on the side of the street.
Quite often people just litter like nobody's business. Don't be one of them.
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We all know that people are the worst sometimes. It's a given that adapting to cultural differences can be a bit frustrating, but the most irritating could be other tourists. We can all aspire to at least try not to be an obnoxious tourist.