You already know I’ve decided to get rid of files and files of papers so my children won’t be left with a huge job of doing so later. Some are treasures — like this one. I don’t know where it came from or who wrote it, but I like it and decided to share it with you.
It you, like me, are biting at the bit to travel somewhere, anywhere, after all the long months of COVID:19, this may come in handy.
Ten Commandments for Travellers
1 Thou shalt not expect to find things as thou hath them at home for thou has left thy home to find things different.
11 Thou shalt not take anything too seriously … a carefree mind is the beginning of a vacation.
111 Thou shalt not let other tourists get on thy nerves, for thou art paying out thy savings to enjoy thyself.
1V Thou shalt not forget that thou dost represent thy country.
V Thou shalt not worry. One who worries hath no pleasure and few things are ever fatal.
V1 Remember thy passport so that thou always know where it is. A person without a passport is a person without a country.
V11 Blessed is the one who can say ‘Thank you’ in any tongue, for this is of more worth than tipping.
V111 When in Rome, do as the Romans do. If in difficulty, use thy common sense and friendliness.
!X Do not Judge the people of a country by one person with whom thou hast had difficulties.
X. Remember thou art a guest in every land. Those who treat their host with respect shall themselves receive honourable treatment.