I would also suggest bringing common courtesy (sp?) with you--remember your please, and thank you's!!!!!
You also have to remember you are in a foreign land and are subject to their laws. If you commit a crime you follow their laws and that may mean jail time. As for getting help from your government while you are a guest, don't think they'll be able to spring you, oh no. They will make sure you're treated fair, get info to your family, get you legal help, and be there if you need them, but they will not be able to get you off the hook if you commit a crime!!!!
Treat everyone the way you want to be treated and everything will be fine!!!! Treat the locals badly and they will treat you the same way.
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2008 Conquest & Liberty
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2010 Glory and Liberty
I gotta go where it's warm.....
Over 40 victim of fate.....