Don’t you speak English?
Sure, many destinations around the world are filled with locals who speak a bit of English, but the expectation that everyone in another country would speak English gives travelers a bad rap(看法；評價). Respect that you’re in another place with another culture – that means the people who live there may have their own native tongue, too. Learn to say a few basics (such as “Do you speak English?”) in the local language before expecting the locals to cater(滿足；迎合) to you.
That food looks disgusting.
Octopus tentacles(章魚觸角), intestines(腸) and fertilized duck eggs(鴨仔蛋) may not be on your hometown diner’s menu, but that doesn’t mean you need to insult(侮辱) the cuisine of your host city. What’s weird to you is a delicacy(美食) to others, so show some class(風度) and keep the gagging(作嘔) noises to yourself.
Jokes about how a place’s name sounds.
Just leave the bad jokes at home. Please and thank you.
This place stinks. There are too many tourists.
The truth can be hard to swallow(吞嚥), but the fact remains that you are one of these tourists, too. If you choose to visit some of the most famous attractions in a destination, don’t be surprised when you find there are crowds of other tourists there.
References to your money or valuables
This is just about being a smart traveler. Don’t comment on how much money you’re carrying or what electronics you have stashed(存放) in your dorm bunk. And if you do, don’t be surprised when you find those items have been taken by day’s end.
This place was so much better 10 years ago.
While this may or may not be true, it doesn’t make you sound well traveled – it makes you sound pretentious(自以為是的). Focus on what you can enjoy today and not how much greener you think the grass was 10 years ago.
Are we there yet?
First of all, if you have to ask, the chances are pretty good that you are not, in fact, there yet. Second, this phrase means you aren’t sitting back and enjoying the journey, an important part of the travel experience. So sit back, enjoy the ride and know that getting to your destination can be just as fun as the destination itself.
Have a nice trip