Travel in a spirit of humility and with a genuine desire to meet and talk with the local people.
Be aware of the feelings of other people, thus preventing what might be offensive behaviour. Remember this especially with photography.
Cultivate the habit of listening and observing, rather than merely hearing and seeing.
Realize that people in the country you visit often have time concepts and thought patterns different from your own. Not inferior, just different.
Discover the enrichment that comes from seeing another way of life, rather than looking for the 'beach paradise' of the tourist posters.
Acquaint yourself with the local customs. Respect local customs; people will be happy to help you.
Cultivate the habit of asking questions instead of knowing all the answers.
Remember that you are one of thousands of visiting tourists. Do not expect special privileges.
If you really want a home away from home, why travel?
If you want your meals to be exactly or as the same as at home in an alien land than why travel? When it comes to food, you need to have an adventurous spirit too and an open mind in trying all the different foods from different cultures that we have on offer here, of which most are really delicious and an unique blend of all only found in this part of the world.
Spend wisely. Remember when shopping that the bargain you obtain is only possible because of the low wages paid to the maker.
Make no promises to local people unless you are certain you can fulfil them.
Reflect daily on your experiences; seek to deepen your understanding. "What enriches you may rob or violate others."
Choose to be surprised, not disappointed, when places and people do not match your expectations.