It's Good To Know
RENTALS - You
probably don't think twice about what car you'll get when you rent in
States or Canada, because agencies almost always offer automatics. If
going to Europe, it is another story and it pays to drive a stick,
an automatic transmission can cost much more. There's only a small
for automatics. Ask your car-rental agent about price before you rent.
renting a vehicle in a foreign country, always ask for an extra set of
keys - or have a set made.
| IMPORTANT MANNERS
doing business in Asia, never put someone else's business card away
reading it first. It's as rude as smacking your gum on a conference
rummaging through your briefcase during a presentation or applying
at the dinner table in the States.
right hand at all
times for accepting and passing articles and eating/drinking. As is
many cultures, the left hand is considered unclean or inappropriate.
ever exchange business cards at social events! Instead, offer your
cards with your phone number at your hotel.
and head coverings
(hats, etc.) should be removed before entering Buddhist shrines. Do not
attempt to shake hands with yellow-robed Buddhist monks. Do not pose
Buddhist statues for photographs.
| TRAVEL INFO
|THE LOCALS HAVE HAD ENOUGH - In many
cities, inconsiderate tourists - the kind who bathe in fountains, eat
museums and sleep in piazzas - have grown from an irritant into a
and the locals have had enough. In Florence, a new city by-law bans
drinking and loitering on the steps of the medieval Palazzo Vecchio, a
popular lunch spot for tourists. The move follows similat crackdowns in
Rome, which bars people from sleeping or eating on the Spanish Steps,
Venice, which has outlawed picnics in St. Mark's Square. In Greece,
ancient monuments have been used as ashtrays, the culture ministry
banned smoking at archaeological sites and in museums.
AGRA - Since
1984, when terrorist bomb threats made it necessary to close the Taj
at night, the 5 million tourists who visit the the jewel-studded
each year have seen little reason to linger in Agra after dark. Hoping
to convince some of them to spend at least one night in the city,
have tightened security and will now open the domed, minaret-flanked
- built by the Mogul emperor Jahan to house the tomb of his favorite
- on full-moon nights.
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