Travel Talk

Ten Commandments for the Student Traveler

  1. Thou shalt not expect to find things as thou has left them at home, for thou has left home to find things different.

  2. Thou shalt not take anything too seriously; a carefree mind is the start of a good holiday.

  3. Thou shalt not let the other travelers get on thy nerves, for thou hast paid good money to enjoy thyself.

  4. Remember to take half as many clothes as thou thinkest and twice the money.

  5. Know at all times where thy passport is, for a person without a passport is a person without a country.

  6. Remember that if we had been expected to stay in one place we would have been created with roots.

  7. Thou shalt not worry, for he that worrieth hath no pleasure and in
    the greater scheme of things, few events are so important as to demand worry.

  8. When in Paris (or Rome, or Dublin), be prepared to do somewhat as the Parisians (etc.) do.

  9. Thou shalt not judge the people of a country by the one person who hath recently given you trouble.

  10. Remember thou art a guest in other lands, and he that treats his host with respect shall be honored.

"Don't worry , it's only 8 blocks!"
...Prof. Alan Garfield, describing every trip he has led
for the past twenty years.