Good advice for international travellers, on how to avoid being seen as the “ugly American”. Are you the ugly American by Erin Richards, Budget Travel.
Remember that every action, comment, reaction, criticism and gesture is being watched and evaluated by your hosts, counterparts and clients when you are in their country.
Look for and work to find the similarities in your cultures and interests.
Humility and and stopping to think before acting will go a long way toward improving your relationships and international cultural and social skills.