This is true for the most part. Sh*t can happen anywhere. I have witnessed some seriously f*cked up Americans on trips and actually would have liked to kick their arses as a gift to the locals. Might want to know a little about a place before you go. If it is impoverished I would suggest not to bring the bling. Most of the time if you treat people with respect you get it back. Learn how to say, or at least attempt, thanks, please, beer, bathroom and sorry in the native language. Don't be a d*ck!