29 Sep '16, 11am

How to be a better, more #responsible tourist

in the news caught my eye recently: a tourist was arrested in Myanmar for pulling the plug of an amplifier that was broadcasting a monk’s sermon because it was disturbing his sleep. It’s something that we’re sadly seeing more of each year: tourists being disrespectful to people, local customs, traditions and rules, and not to mention defacing historic monuments and damaging nature. I often think of ways of how to be a responsible tourist during my travels around the world, especially because I’ve had my fair share of experiences and heard many horrific stories involving badly-behaved tourists, like the tourist who tried to smuggle a penguin from Boulders Beach near Cape Town in his coat as a pet to take home. Or the guy who threw pens and soap out the bus window in Cuba and laughed as people scrambled to the ground to grab them. Or the tourists who yelled at the local vend...

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