Go At Your Own Pace.
- I would do a quick google search on the "state of affairs" of where you are going. You want to make sure that you are aware of what's going on and bring with you a level of sensitivity. i.e. Zimbabwe is an authoritarian ruled government so I had to make sure that if this topic came up while I was there, I would listen more than opine.
- Bring your sense of adventure. Remember, it's possible you will only go to this place once in your lifetime, so be ready to explore and do new things.
- Go to local places where you can really get to interact with people that live in the city or place you are visiting. One of my favorite questions to ask is "What do you think of Americans?" The answers you get will really surprise you. Some good and some bad.
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