“When You Travel, Remember That A Foreign Country…”

“When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.”

When travelling it is important to remember this. You travel to a country and want to experience it, so don’t expect the home comforts you are used to!

The Quote Source

This quote is attributed to Clifton Paul “Kip” Fadiman. Clifton Fadiman was an American author and editor, and a tv and radio personality. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1904 and was the nephew of a famous Russian psychologist.

Fadiman’s witticisms were often printed in newspapers and magazines. In the 1950s he became a prime example of the ‘witty intellectual’ type that was popular on television at the time.

What This Travel Quote Means To Me

This travel quote is important to travellers and backpackers. It marks the difference between a traveller (or backpacker) and a tourist. When travelling somewhere new, you must understand that it will be different. The customs, traditions, what is acceptable and what is not. It is important that you respect the country that you travel to.

You won’t find your home comforts in a different country. The people in the country are different and so have their own home comforts. It is vital that you remember that as a traveller to the foreign country. If you don’t want to experience the country you’d be better off at an all inclusive resort and not leaving it (or staying at home).

Don’t get upset when you can’t have something that you are used to. If you’re in a foreign country it is something that you must accept. It’s all part of the adventure and experience. It can be difficult at times, but isn’t that the reason you’re travelling anyway? Embrace the differences and learn from them.

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Author Bio: Nat

I’m Nat, the backpacker behind natpacker. From the UK, I was bitten by the travel bug during a round the world trip in my early twenties. Since then I have been determined to see as much of this world as possible. My passion for travel led me to start up this blog, partly to record my adventures and partly to inspire others to travel.

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