Re: You’re not above the locals (PM Mailbag Friday, 31 May 2013) – Good report and that counts for all countries we visit. We are guests there and not there to look down on the locals and try to adopt to our lifestyle or belief. I have been coming to Thailand since 1989 and enjoy the hospitality and way of life the Thais live. Doing so, it avoids trouble and getting ripped off. Treat people the way you want to be treated yourself and you will have a great experience.