Rule to behaviour in foreign countries: meh, however you feel like

I gotta say I'm confused. Since my first international trip without my parents, its been drilled into me by basically everyone I've ever met that if you're in a foreign country, you're pretty much on your own if you happen to break any of their local laws... so don't break the local laws.

It was one of those important things to note, that if you're travelling, particularly to foreign countries, you by definition are going somewhere different. They don't eat the same food that you're used to, they don't speak the language you're used to hearing, and most importantly, they have customs and laws that would be strange to you.

Which is why I'm always a little perplexed now that we're reading stories like
Ottawa must press for Khadr's return: Appeal Court
, or these brainless press releases.