The Ten Commandments of travel

Spotted on top of my Gmail inbox, courtesty of

It’s pretty much common knowledge for people who’ve travelled a lot. To those who’ll be travelling for the first time (or other annoying passengers), this is a good guideline. Particularly commandment number 5:

5. Thou shalt understand that the people in the brochure are not going to be vacationing with you. Corollary: If ye seek beachgoers in thongs, ye will likely find overweight, hirsute seniors in thongs — and they will be equally proportioned between genders.

Read all 12 commandments here.

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Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 5 Comments
  1. Amanda says:

    lol @ #5! har

    I liked this one, too:
    7. Thou shalt not complain about Mexicans speaking Spanish in Mexico, Italians speaking Italian in Italy, or Japanese speaking Japanese in Japan. Thou shalt further promise to learn a few phrases in the local language yourself so as not to come off looking like an ignorant American.

    That is SO American. Seriously. I’ve seen that in action one too many times. (Americans, don’t get all huffy on me.)

  2. reallycool says:

    Lightload Towels three packs are the only towel that is also a tool for the outdoors. Use it as a fire starter coffee filter, water filter, first aid supplement, wind scarf, sweat band and much more. Waterproof packaging covers each piece; that always ensures that the user will have a clean dry cloth.

  3. Amanda says:

    Hey! What sort of evil comment box is this? I didn’t place that link in my comment!

    /late reaction

  4. nina says:

    Heehee, gomen Amanda, my Amazon thingie puts these links on certain keywords. Funny how “ignorant American” is a keyword. *smirk*

    Reallycool: firestarter? You use your towel to start a fire? O_o

  5. bchai says:

    #7…soooo TRUE. Americans are the only ones who complain that people can’t speak English WHEN THEY’RE IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES. Goddamn.

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