cultural norms


The prospect of foreign travel evokes a sense of nervous excitement even in the most seasoned travellers. The excitement of exploring a new place and nervousness about finding your feet in an absolutely unfamiliar land. If you intend to socialise and interact with the locals on your foreign getaway, being informed about their ways can give you a much needed head start. So that’s one more thing to add to your preparation list apart from learning to drive on the ‘wrong side’ of the road and spending in foreign currency. Knowing what’s considered polite and what’s not in an unfamiliar culture can also save you the embarrassment of courting offence. This rundown on things considered rude in different cultures around the globe may come in handy: Tipping in Japan Tipping your servers as a token of gratitude for a job well done is the standard norm in hospitality industries across…