Saturday, January 7, 2017

Challenge Myself: Day #152 Get a Book on Culture

Today is Day #152 of the Nar Anon Group Just For Today Challenge. I am also integrating the Live Happy into my Challenge. The Live Happy Challenge for today says before traveling to another country, buy a book on customs first.

The book says,

In Nepal, lying with the soles of your bare feet pointed at your host's head or images of the Divine is insulting.

Likewise if you're trekking or camping with Sherpa guides don't cook meat over an open fire as they consider burning meat offensive to the gods.

Before you take that next trip, buy a book that provides information about local customs so you won't risk facing a judge in a foreign land. When in doubt, always follow your in-country host's lead in terms of cultural behavior and local customs and you'll be fine.

Have you traveled to other countries? What were some of the customs? Did you have trouble adjusting to these customs while visiting?

Just For Today: Today's challenge has reminded me how very different other cultures are from our own.

From the book: Live Happy

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