9 Etiquette Rules Every Traveler Must Know – Do NOT Arrive On Time In Mexico!

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If you like to travel a lot, you have to make a thorough research about the country you are visiting because they might have their own special etiquette rules. And if you don’t follow those – you will offend a lot of people.

Nexter.org prepared you a list of 9 rules you must to know.

Do NOT flip the fish in China

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Flipping the fish to the other side when you have eaten this side seems logical, right? Well, not in China where it is considered to be a bad luck. Some people just don’t eat the rest of the fish, and some remove the bones to get to the bottom part.

 

Do NOT touch food with your hands in Chile

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Even if you are eating a hamburger and French fries you have to use utensils because table manners in this country are very important.

 

Do NOT arrive on time in Mexico

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It doesn’t matter if it is a party with friends or a business meeting, it is impolite to arrive on time, you have to be late. There is a pretty simple explanation for this: this country had big problems with public transportation for a very long time, so being late has become a normal thing.

 

Do NOT take the present right away in China

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Chinese people will refuse to take a gift three time before accepting it. This way they show their good manners and modesty.

 

Do NOT touch other people’s heads in Thailand

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If you, for whatever reason, want to touch somebody’s head in Thailand – do not do it. Thai people believe that their soul is located in their head.

 

Do NOT eat before the oldest person at the table does in Korea

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It doesn’t matter how hungry you are you cannot start eating before the oldest person at the table does. If you don’t follow this rule, they will never invite you back. And also, Koreans fill each other’s glasses, so if you want to drink, ask a person next to you.

 

Showing your tongue in Tibet is okay

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Showing your tongue to people in Tibet is used to say “hello” and show respect. It is believed that the devil has a black tongue. So, this way people in Tibet prove that they are not one of them.

 

In Austria, leaving a restaurant without paying is okay

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If you ask for a bill three times and never receive it – you have a full right to leave the restaurant without paying. Also, in Austria, people leave tips only to those waiters who do their job well.

 

If you dropped bread in Afghanistan – kiss it

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If you drop a piece of bread in Afghanistan and other Muslim countries – pick it up and kiss it. This way you show respect for food. If you don’t want to do it – just do not drop anything.

Which one surprised you the most?


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