Wear Culturally Appropriate Attire When You Travel TTT #14

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I didn’t wear a hijab in Morocco.  I also didn’t traipse around the country in daisy dukes and a belly shirt.

They say, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”  Another option is to learn and respect why the Romans do what they do.

Dressing the part goes beyond cultural preferences.

Monitor the weather, check your itinerary and pack your suitcase wisely.  Having the right travel gear can make all the difference in your trip.


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  • Kenya

    Great post! I definitely think that when you dress the part whether it is at work or traveling you will always feel better and everyone around you will respect you more. If you dress like a New Yorker they’ll never have guessed that you are actually staying at the hotel around the corner.

    • You nailed it, Kenya! Looking like a local will keep taxi drivers and merchants from giving you the “tourist” price.