We told you 17 things to DO while you’re on holiday. Now we bring you a list of stuff that you SHOULDN'T be doing! So here’s our list of don’ts…

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1. Don’t just automatically head for the same fast-food places you go to at home. Try something different…

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2. Don’t fall for staff at the hotel. They know exactly what to say to flatter you and probably chat up a different girl every week!

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3. Don’t hit the beach before you’ve checked that your swimsuit doesn’t become see-through once it’s been in the water.

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4. Don’t pee in the pool. Even if nobody knows you’ve piddled, it’s not nice!

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5. Don’t just speak more loudly in English when addressing somebody who doesn’t speak the same language.

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6. Don’t forget when you’re abroad that booze measures are usually much larger.

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7. Don’t go crazy if you’re at an all-inclusive resort. You’ll end up making yourself ill.

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8. Don’t think that you won’t burn if the sun isn’t shining. Likewise if there’s a ‘nice breeze’…

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9. Don’t go into unknown areas without checking that they’re safe first.

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10. Don’t sit in the sun when the heat’s at its strongest. Remember: Mad dogs and Englishmen… (and women)

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11. Don’t shop in the main tourist areas, find out if there are any local markets and pick up bargains from there, instead.

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12. Don’t get out of your depth when swimming in the sea. Check tide patterns and beware undercurrents.

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13. Don’t forget to protect your eyes by wearing good-quality sunglasses.

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14. Don’t carry more cash than you’ll need for that day, in case you lose it or it’s stolen (or you’re tempted by ‘bargains’…)

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15, Don’t use your mobile phone willy-nilly abroad without checking how much it’ll cost. You could end up paying a fortune!

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16, Don’t get into debt while away. There’s nothing wrong with having a supermarket sandwich for lunch occasionally, rather than eating out all the time.

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17. Don’t miss out. Enjoy every minute. Making memories that you look back on fondly is what it is all about! Happy hols!

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