Travel Etiquette by Country

  • Thailand Travel Tips
    December 24, 2013 by Stuart | 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
    December 17, 2013 by Stuart | 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
    December 13, 2013 by Stuart | 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
    December 10, 2013 by Stuart | 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
    November 23, 2013 by Stuart | 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
    November 23, 2013 by Stuart | 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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  • Ireland Travel Tips
    November 04, 2013 by Stuart | Category: Travel Etiquette by Country

    The Irish are said to be very courteous and happy to make travellers feel at home. However there are always a few things to remember to ensure you don't commit any etiquette fails - which are mostly about avoiding stereotypes!

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