While there are many touristy cities and popular, Instagram-worthy destinations that make it easy for foreigners to visit without stretching them too far from their comfort zone, there is a lot to be said for fully immersing yourself in different traditions, routines, cuisines, and activities. Expecting to travel to a different country and have everything be the same as where you came from isn't exactly the most open-minded approach, and it's important to respect the practices of the country you're in. Don't demand that your Italian waiter in Italy speak English unless you want to look like an ignorant idiot.
So, when a Reddit user asked Americans, "What's one thing that made you go "oh sh*t, we're not in America anymore?'" travelers were ready to share.
I went to Jordan as a kid in 2007. My very first experience there when leaving the airport was witnessing a pickup truck driving the wrong way on a highway with a goat in the back. - BeanieBapi