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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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