I seem to have been misunderstood by readers! "Unspoken rule of silence" entry has apparently upset a few people because they don't understand why I'm so "snotty", "antisocial", or "rude" when people are just trying to be friendly to me by offering me advice or striking a conversation about a destination I'm about to visit.
I don't ignore these people who are offering me their tips and memories of Prague! I do acknowledge them with short responses like, "cool." I just don't like it when people ask me about where I'm staying, what I plan to do there, what the weather is like, when I'm going, how long, and itty bitty details about my personal trip! Especially since they are strangers, I really don't feel like getting into a conversation about this, or anything really.
They say, "Oh Prague is the most beautiful place! You'll love it", I say "cool." They say, "You have to see X palace," I say "yeah." Isn't that polite enough?