Cultural Mistakes to Avoid When Travelling

18 Things You Shouldn’t Do Abroad

Why?

France – Asking about money is considered impolite in many countries, but the French are particularly sensitive about the subject.

Ukraine – People in Ukraine as well as in most Slavic countries bring even number of flowers to the cemeteries.

New Zealand – Honking the horn in New Zealand is generally used to insult another driver.

India – PDA (public display of affection) such as kissing or holding hands is forbidden because it is considered to be something highly inappropriate.

Japan – The Japanese are incredibly proud to provide the best service as standard without waiting for the tips.

Mexico – Mexicans love to make jokes and they are generally innocent, so they treat it that way.

Norway – Many people don’t go to church at all and such a question would be considered rude to ask.

Turkey – This is seen as being an obscene gesture in Turkey.

UK – Such behaviour is considered very rude.

Ireland – Many Irish people don’t actually think they have any accent at all.

Germany – People believe that the person may not live to see the birthday in question if congratulated beforehand.

Kenya – It’s only ok to do it after someone has called you by your name first.

Chile – Manners are everything.

Singapore – Don’t feed birds and don’t throw garbage and don’t spit on the street.

USA – Tipping is considered to be obligatory in the US.

Italy – You can order it in a restaurant, but in such case be ready for the surprised look from your waiter. Italians drink cappuccino for breakfast, espresso for the rest of the day.

Hungary – Though it’s an old habit, some people still prefer to avoid clinking glasses especially when drinking beer.

China – It brings bad luck.

Source: Globelink.co.uk

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