When in Rome…

Travel etiquette: Lesson 1

The phrase is actually “When in Rome, do as the Romans do“*, and it originated in the year¬†387 A.D.. Sadly, the phrase seems to have lost its meaning over the centuries. You see it was originally meant to be taken as a lesson in how to be polite when you travel, whereas now, more often than not, I see it used as justification for doing what everyone else is doing.¬†Today, however, I would like to think of it as it was originally meant. Continue reading