We’ve all been in those awkward situations, not nothing what to do, not wanting to offend when travelling abroad. Gulliver Globelink, compiled a list of 18 don’ts to make travelling abroad easier.
France – Don’t talk or ask about money (actually this is applicable globally).
Ukraine – Don’t give an even number of flowers.
New Zealand – Don’t honk, you will insult the locals.
India – Don’t touch the opposite sex in public.
Japan – Don’t leave tips.
Mexico – Don’t get offended at locals’ jokes.
Norway – Don’t ask about going to church.
Turkey – Don’t show the OK gesture as it is deemed very offensive.
UK – Don’t ask how much people earn (another global no-no).
Ireland – Don’t try to imitate the Irish accent.
Germany – Don’t congratulate a German on their birthday, the day before.
Kenya – Don’t call people by their name first.
Chile – Don’t eat with your hands.
Singapore – Don’t eat in public transport.
USA – Don’t forget to leave a tip.
Italy – Don’t order cappuccinos in restaurants.
Hungary – Don’t clink glasses when toasting.
China – Don’t give a clock or an umbrella as a gift.