Unfortunately for us, in Europe, loudness is considered as impolite. Adults are expected to speak softly, especially in public places and children are supposed to behave and obey, not create a ruckus. So, the first code of conduct we need to imbibe is, not to be loud. Be it in restaurants, trains, buses or subways, ensure that your voice is not loud. In fact, there are quiet compartments in trains where you are not even supposed to talk on your mobile. Keep your eye out for these quiet coaches.
Familiarize yourself with the locals, their culture and tradition. Relish the local food. Feel free to talk to the locals about their choices of restaurants and food. Your inclination to taste their food will be much appreciated. Europeans mostly tend to frown upon fast food. Refrain from going around asking directions to the nearest Mc Donald’s. Try out the nearby local restaurant instead. You can tuck into the Big Macs once you are back in India.
Con-artists, though in limited numbers, are always on the prowl and they love to target the tourists. Here are some tips to avoid being singled out.