15 Things You Might Not Realise Are Rude In Other Countries
Etiquette to brush up on before your next trip.
Eating with your left hand – United Arab Emirates and other Muslim-majority countries
Blowing your nose in public – Japan
Tipping less than around 15-20% – United States of America
Pointing at someone with your index finger – Malaysia
Leaving food on your plate – Thailand
Giving a big ol' bear hug – France
Assuming the dinner bill will be split if you're the one who extended the invitation – Colombia
Curling your index finger to make a beckoning gesture – the Phillipines
Asking for grated cheese to put on your seafood – Italy
Just bringing an actual plate when asked to "bring a plate" to a party – New Zealand
Exposing the soles of your feet – several Middle Eastern and South Asian countries.
Biting straight into your baguette – France
Not stating your name during phone calls – The Netherlands
Unwrapping a gift immediately – China
Not asking for seconds – Nepal
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