Travel Etiquette by Country

  • China Travel Tips
    June 28, 2018 | Category: Travel Etiquette by Country

    China has been long known for its traditions, ceremonies and etiquette over the years. Whilst it is important to understand the daily manners and courtesies of social life in China you will find that the Chinese are very accepting of cultural differences.

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  • Japan Travel Tips
    August 09, 2018 | Category: Travel Etiquette by Country

    Japan is sometimes seen as a pretty daunting travel destination when considering all the etiquette, traditions, ceremony and superstitions. In reality the Japanese are pretty forgiving to foreigners and don't get easily offended. However there is some basic etiquette you should be aware of before you travel. Please also see our article on Eating and Drinking in Japan.

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  • Eating and Drinking in Japan
    June 28, 2018 | Category: Travel Etiquette by Country

    You must be 20 or over to legally drink in Japan. Do not start drinking until everybody at the table is served. Drinking usually commences by raising your glasses to a toast of "Kam-pai", the Japanese equivalent for "Cheers!" A lot of drinking in Japan happens at the local "izakaya", a casual place for after-work eating and drinking. They generally serve a wide range of menu items to accompany the drinking. Food is shared with everyone at the table and is ordered over the course of the evening.

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  • New Zealand Travel Tips
    August 09, 2018 | Category: Travel Etiquette by Country

    When visiting New Zealand it is a good idea to understand their culture to get the most out of visiting this very unique and dynamic culture.

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  • Thailand Travel Tips
    August 09, 2018 | Category: Travel Etiquette by Country

    It is an insult not to return the wai if it is offered, so learn how to do it. It is done by placing your hands together like you are praying, holding it at chest level close to your body and bowing slightly. A wai can be used to say "Hello," "Goodbye", "Thank you," or "I'm sorry,"

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  • Vietnam Travel Tips
    May 21, 2018 | Category: Travel Etiquette by Country

    In general Vietnamese society is very traditional and conservative. Whilst there is some basic etiquette you need to be aware of the Vietnamese are very tolerant to foreigners and aren't easily offended. If you are visiting the more rural areas of Vietnam it is a good idea to have an understanding the basic customs and etiquette as the locals are less used to foreigners.

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  • Central America Travel Tips
    April 23, 2018 | Category: Travel Etiquette by Country

    The Spanish language is one common thing travellers will find in Central American countries. So it is a good idea to brush up on your Spanish before you visit this part of the world so you will be seen as a much more polite foreigner. Don't stress out about your pronunciation as the locals will make allowances for the fact that you are a visitor. This is one of several basic etiquette essentials you should be aware of when visiting Central America.

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  • Tahiti Travel Tips
    May 02, 2018 | Category: Travel Etiquette by Country

    Tahitians emphasize the French word joie de vivre - which means “joy of life”. To ensure you experience the joy of life whilst visiting this French Polynesian country it would be beneficial to learn some cultural etiquette before you visit. It wouldn't hurt to learn some French as well!

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  • Greenland Travel Tips
    April 24, 2018 | Category: Travel Etiquette by Country

    If you’re looking for a shop, a place to eat or accommodation – most places are small enough for everyone to know exactly where it is. Their coffee has a kick Greenlandic coffee is a local speciality, but one should be warned – it may be laced with ample amounts of whisky, Kahlua or other types of alcohol.

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  • Iceland Travel Tips
    May 21, 2018 | Category: Travel Etiquette by Country

    When visiting Iceland the major social mistakes made by visitors are usually at the swimming pools! There are a few things to keep in mind when visiting this country that has often been called “Niceland” by travellers.

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