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Committing travel faux pas

Committing travel faux pas

If you're a tourist in a new place, it's easy to make some common errors.

However, with some research and understanding of the local customs, you can avoid these rookie tourist mistakes.

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Underestimating the size of Australia

Underestimating the size of Australia

It's impossible to make a day trip from Brisbane to Cairns. It's really a two-day drive.

Driving from Brisban to Sydney will take 12 hours.

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Eating anywhere on Las Ramblas in Barcelona

Eating anywhere on Las Ramblas in Barcelona

There isn't much decent food on Las Ramblas besides La Boqueria, the city's most famous covered marketplace.

Most places will lure you in and charge you a premium for a bad meal. Instead, walk to the Gothic Quarter or El Born neighbourhood for great restaurants.

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People come to the US expecting to see too much in one go

People come to the US expecting to see too much in one go

Unless you're prepared to pay thousands of dollars on very coordinated flights, you can't expect to see too much in one visit.

The US is big, so pick a few states and stick with that.

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When travelling to Taiwan, only visiting the capital, Taipei

When travelling to Taiwan, only visiting the capital, Taipei

Locals will tell you it is a mistake only to visit the capital or go down the west coast. The magic is in the east.

Yilan has all the allures of Taipei plus beautiful waterfalls and mountains at a much lower cost. Taiwan's public transportation makes it easy to see unique destinations.

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Sticking to the touristy neighbourhoods in Paris

Sticking to the touristy neighbourhoods in Paris

Besides the iconic Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame, ensure to spend some time in parts of the city where local Parisians hang out. These places are real gems.

Avoid restaurants around main attractions. Instead, go find a cute bistro in the 9th, 10th, 11th, 19th, or 20th arrondissements, where locals actually go to eat.

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Eating 'free' snacks in a restaurant in Portugal

Eating 'free' snacks in a restaurant in Portugal

When you eat in a restaurant in Portugal, the waiter will often bring seemingly "free" bread, olives, or other snacks.

If you eat it, expect to pay for it. If you don't touch it, your waiter will take it away and pretend it never existed.

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Most Marrakesh tourists book a hotel room

Most Marrakesh tourists book a hotel room

You should really stay in a riad - a traditional Moroccan house built around a garden.

Riads are unique, and the hospitality is excellent. The staff or owners can often show you around the bustling medina.

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Speaking loudly in Japan

Speaking loudly in Japan

Tourists often speak loudly to others or on the phone in public places.

In Japan, people are well-mannered and try not to bother anyone with loud talking, music, or games on their phones. If you have to talk, do so in a way that doesn't draw attention.

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Eating only at upscale restaurants in Mexico City

Eating only at upscale restaurants in Mexico City

Mexico City is excellent, and there are many restaurants to try, but don't forget Mexico City's incredible street food scene.

Street food stands are everywhere, serving the best blue corn quesadillas, al pastor tacos, and tortas.

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