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When travelling abroad it is best to ensure you know the local customs and religion.  This will help ensure you are not offending anyone or, in extreme cases, breaking the law.

  • Know what languages are spoken, if you can expect to find English speaking residents and always learn a couple of common phrases
  • Know the predominant religion of your destination and be aware of how you might need to modify your behavior, dress or language to not be offensive.  You should also be aware of any religious persecution.  
  • Know the basic laws of your destination.   For example: legal drinking age, permitted communication equipment, cultural laws and what they consider restricted weapons.

If booking through a travel agent, they should be able to share relevant travel information.  If booking on your own research travel websites.