Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Anderson Cooper's Travel Tips

I found this article, 28 things I wish I’d known before I started traveling by Anderson Cooper to be really informative.

Here's a little sample:

23. Be careful with all hand gestures, including the “thumbs-up” sign and the “a-OK” sign. Both of these are highly provocative in some places.

24. Never make promises you don’t intend to keep. Don’t tell vendors you’ll buy from them tomorrow, don’t offer to help anyone visit your country, don’t say you’ll write to someone later if you won’t really do it, and so on.

It's a nice mix of generic and specific things to remember about traveling internationally.

Update: Thanks to a friend on Facebook (thanks Hayden!), I've learned that wasn't written by Anderson Cooper, but was actually authored by Chris Guillebeau. You can read the article here. Chris's site appears to be a wonderful collection of articles, which I can see I'm going to really enjoy reading. You should check it out.

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