17 Things You Shouldn’t Do Abroad
The best travelers know that each country has its own traditions and it is very important to keep this in mind and take it into account when traveling abroad. Here are some travel mistakes that people make abroad. Always remember to determine your destination before leaving.
France – Do not talk and do not ask for money (it is rude to ask for money in many countries, especially in France).
Ukraine – Do not give flowers (in most Slavic countries, people bring flowers to cemeteries).
New Zealand – Do not honk or offend other people (honking often means offending other drivers).
Japan – Leave no tip (the best service is normal in Japan, without waiting for tips).
Mexico – Do not be offended by the jokes of locals (they like to joke and are really fun).
Norway – Do not ask for church visits (this question would be rude because many Norwegians do not go to church).
Turkey – Do not show the gesture as it should be because it is very offensive (it is an obscene gesture).
UK – Do not ask how much you earn (this can cause discomfort).
Ireland – Do not try to imitate the Irish accent (because you think you do not have an accent).
Germany – Do not congratulate for the birthday before the day (the Germans think that the person may not live before the birthday if it had already been congratulated).
Kenya – Do not call people first by name (wait for someone to call you before you by name).
Chile – Do not eat with your hands (good manners are important here).
Singapore – Do not eat on public transport, do not feed birds, do not throw garbage and do not spit on the street (good manners are also important here).
United States – Do not forget to leave tips (they are mandatory and there are differences for the services you use).
Italy – Do not order cappuccinos in restaurants (of course, but the waiter will be surprised because Italians drink cappuccino at breakfast).
Hungary – Do not click on the glasses while grilling (it’s an old habit, but some people prefer to avoid drinking beer).
China – Do not give a watch or an umbrella as a gift (we think it brings bad luck).