When someone travels abroad he or she has to face many cultural difficulties, as every country has its own culture and environment. To deal with the bad effects, you should already have some knowledge about that country including language, laws, food, customs, traditions, religion, rules and regulations of certain authorities, weather, and currency, etc. Though electronic media has made several things easier for tourists but still culture can leave different impacts on travelers.
If you are traveling to a country that has a culture similar to your then you won’t feel like a stranger, but for completely different environment it would be a bit difficult. Sometimes people of two different countries have specific opinions about each other due to which they can have an inferiority complex feel or unsafe in that country. In such cases, you should take certain precautions. You should have knowledge of the rules and regulations of the place you are visiting.
Sometimes the culture is totally different, especially if you are traveling from a Muslim country to Europe. You should not worry about the atmosphere and should try to have less conflict with others. In fact, a traveler should be very open-minded so that he or she can easily adapt to any environment. The best advice is, not to disturb anyone’s privacy, and only concentrate on your holidays for more fun.
Every country has its own tradition, and people there can get offended with certain behaviors. Like, people of England don’t like to be informal like Americans, hence avoid that. Some have certain ways to welcome a stranger or guests. So if you know all these things before visiting a specific country, you won’t have any problem.
Never try negative discussions on religion or politics of that country, as it can turn to a fight so better stay with a safe talk on common things, like fashion, weather, celebrities’ food, etc.
Food is also very important as you cannot survive without that. If you are allergic of specific foods, then keep the list of restaurants and shops for the food you require. Every country has different types of food. If you don’t get what you want, then you can have fruits, vegetables, juices, eggs, chicken or dairy products because these are available in almost every country. You can also make your own meals with vegetables.
The dressing cannot be an issue if two countries are close in culture, but if different there is one dress you can wear anywhere and that is a pair of jeans and a t-shirt or shirt. When shopping, don’t argue much for bargaining because it will leave a bad impression of you and your country. A tourist is an ambassador of his country wherever he or she goes, so it should leave a good impact.
Sometimes a big cultural difference can affect you psychologically when you get back home. In such a case you should give yourself some time to adapt to your own place so that you can enjoy your experience of another country.