This was originally posted 4 July, 2014. It was migrated to the new system on 14 July, 2016.
Congratulations! If you are reading this, you’re probably considering a trip to visit some of the wonderful people who live in the two-thirds of the world not commonly referred to as “developed”. And you’re probably not intending to stay in westernized business hotels and areas of capital cities. You’re more adventuresome and want to explore and appreciate the people and cultures around you.
Regardless of whether you’re going for business, religious, personal enjoyment, or other reasons, you’re in for a real treat. Some of the people you will meet are the salt of the earth.