Reading this infographic about 42 of the Biggest Travel Don’ts Around The World was really eye opening. There are so many things most of us would do just out of habit while abroad that could easily be misconstrued and cause problems!
International etiquette really can be complicated. Clearing your plate in Ukraine is an insult to the chef -where I am sure most of us North Americans would find that a compliment. Similarly, the ‘ok’ gesture – an almost internationally recognized driving signal – could get you into some serious trouble in Brazil. I can also bet you didn’t know that showing up on time for dinner in Venezuela could make you seem greedy to locals, showing up late is actually the norm!
Did you know that in England you will want to ensure you walk on the left or stand on the right when taking an escalator? Then again, I’d love to know why this isn’t proper etiquette everywhere! There is nothing quite as frustrating as people who insist on standing in groups blocking anyone from walking further up the escalator. Anyway, I digress…
Curious about the unspoken rules and regulations of other countries? Check out this compilation of the biggest Travel Don’ts around the world! You will want to keep these tips in mind before your trip abroad to avoid making an etiquette faux pas during your next trip abroad!
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!