A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Ten Commandments

Last week a presented a quote (#1) which was part of the Traveler's Ten Commandments; from where I picked this up I do not recall.  At any rate since I am running low on these beach photos (but not quotes),  I thought I would present all ten for this post.  Good stuff to keep in mind when you travel.

1. Do not expect to find things as you have them at home,  for this is why you left home in the first place - to find things different.

2. Do not take anything too seriously,  for a carefree mind is the beginning of a vacation.

3. Don't let other tourists get on your nerves for you are paying out good money to have a good time.

4. Remember your passport so that you know where it is at all times.  For a man without a passport is a man without a country.

5. Blessed is the person who can make change in any language for he will not be cheated.

6. Blessed is the person who can say "Thank you" in any language.  It is worth more to him than tips.

7. Don't worry.  When you worry you have no pleasure and few things are fatal.

8. Do not judge people of a country by one person with whom you had trouble.

9. If in difficulty,  use common sense and friendliness.

10. Remember you are a guest in every land and treating your host with respect you shall be treated as an honored guest.


Carole M. said...

wonderful quotations John; an interesting series finale

biebkriebels said...

Nice quotes, I think travelling and explore other countries makes people more openminded.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

This brings back memories of hitch-hiking around Europe with friends in student days.The first words to learn before crossing a border were please and thank you,closely followed by how much.......they opened many doors.Of course it also helped to be young,carefree!


Linda said...

Your commandments should be printed and carried by everyone who travels! You must be a wonderful traveler, John - I am sure you practice these rules to live by! And I have loved the photos - makes me want to go out to the beach and study the sand!

Stewart M said...

Nice tips!

I think you could add "making good time while travelling will mean you don’t go as fast".

Cheers - Stewart M

PS: go find some birds!!

TexWisGirl said...

i love these. so many apply to daily life, too. #7 - i wish i could get that thru my thick skull...

Scott Law said...

Excellent ideas, but even better photo. I've been gone a few days, but looking at your recent beach photos has put a smile on my face. Very nice.

Randy said...

Excellent post and photo.

Sandy's witterings said...

A excellent little collection of commandments. Chuck in the odd cup of tea and it's almost a complete guide to being out on the road.