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Old February 13th, 2010, 05:53 PM
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Default Re: Ed Hardy in Mashhad

That's the trouble with a lot of tourists who live in a 'bubble' and are not aware of any other cultures other than their own.

Being a Turkish muslim living in the UK (allbeit I was born here, but nonetheless brought up in Turkish culture by my parents and have learnt about English culture as I've grown up), I fully understand the importance of respecting the culture of the country you travel to.

Unfortunately, many of the UK's young teenagers and less educated youths travel abroad on holidays where they proceed to get drunk and start disrespecting the customs and beliefs of that country and then wonder why they get deported/thrown in a cell/receive a beating from the locals.

Sadly it is mostly evident in Tourists that come from English speaking countries (i.e. UK, USA, Australia, Canada).

Now this isn't an attack on all Tourists from those countries and I don't wish to generalise, but from my own personal experiences, this is what I have learnt.
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