Tag: local-customs

165 Tactics to avoid getting harassed by corrupt police? 2011-07-24T05:46:56.897

144 OK, we are all adults here, so what is a bidet for and how do I use it? 2016-06-06T14:10:13.970

111 When and why do people clap/applause after a plane lands? 2016-05-13T12:39:23.300

98 Is it rude to ask if the food contains pork or alcohol? 2015-12-25T13:51:18.663

95 Is it offensive to use 'Saigon' instead of 'Ho Chi Minh City'? 2017-01-09T16:43:45.667

71 With the passing of Thai King Bhumibol, are there any customs/etiquette as a traveler I should be aware of? 2016-10-13T18:22:18.723

67 How to use sinks with separate hot/cold taps? 2011-10-26T13:47:54.897

62 I have a tattoo. Can I visit a public swimming pool in Japan? 2011-11-25T19:08:19.360

61 Japanese etiquette: Most common (and offensive) mistakes? 2013-02-25T18:33:58.957

60 Why are Chinese mountains scaled by steps? (instead of winding paths) 2016-07-20T11:56:05.053

57 Male using change tables in female restrooms in Japan 2016-04-19T11:42:08.287

55 What is the tipping process in restaurants in the US? 2017-03-02T03:42:22.480

54 Do Russians smile at each other? 2014-03-28T06:41:26.457

52 Why do public toilets in the US have large gaps (no privacy)? 2014-04-30T21:59:41.903

52 What is way to eat rice with hands in front of westerners such that it doesn't appear to be yucky? 2016-10-25T09:56:44.267

51 How much to tip in the United States? 2012-08-09T10:25:01.530

49 What is the purpose of this cloth in hotel? 2015-05-13T10:01:48.557

46 Is tap water in Munich safe to drink? If so, why do locals buy bottled water? 2016-09-19T20:52:23.213

45 OK we're all nerds here, so really, how on earth should I use a Japanese toilet? 2012-02-16T06:30:32.583

45 How can non-Caucasians avoid suspicious looks when traveling in the West? 2012-05-24T12:12:34.530

45 How to adapt to Western Toilets from Indian-style toilets? 2015-03-09T11:41:45.943

43 Is 'wai' greeting a serious thing? Is it inappropriate to 'over-wai'? 2017-11-27T02:05:43.573

41 Can I eat a beef burger in India? 2012-01-12T12:58:16.993

41 What's the proper etiquette for visiting the German Biergartens? 2016-07-06T16:59:03.500

40 What do locals call San Francisco? 2016-01-20T04:03:22.923

39 Why are prices published without tax in the US? 2013-10-27T08:41:31.687

39 Are there any cultures in which the "thumbs up" hand gesture is offensive? 2014-05-12T16:48:33.647

38 "No nudity" signs in changing rooms in Doha? 2014-12-07T07:15:07.333

37 How to use toilet paper 2013-11-21T21:36:53.143

35 Breast feeding in Iran 2011-12-29T17:53:32.433

35 Is cheek kissing appropriate when being introduced to a woman in Latin America? 2017-01-05T13:14:29.970

34 Saving leftovers from restaurants in Paris 2012-12-03T13:00:46.207

34 When to hug, kiss, shake hands, or even "fist bump" in Europe? 2013-12-19T11:49:07.197

34 Large shelves with food in US hotels; shops or free amenity? 2016-10-16T23:05:32.173

33 Stuck without toilet paper while travelling - what is the best approach? 2012-02-27T13:44:35.217

32 Is it rude to tell the ice cream man in Istanbul not to mess with me? 2015-08-27T13:50:41.210

29 How should I wash clothes in Japan? 2013-05-15T09:43:58.980

28 4 people in a cab in London? Is that allowed? 2017-12-05T14:22:21.423

27 How can I get people to speak the local language to me? 2011-10-18T17:47:52.867

27 Why am I not allowed to buy alcohol at the store after 11pm in Russia? 2016-09-07T13:17:27.620

26 Attire in Iran for male travelers 2016-04-25T14:49:59.150

25 Dealing with the 'unclean hand' when travelling (if you're left-handed) 2011-10-28T11:25:54.343

24 OK we are all adults here, so really, how on earth should I live without bidet? 2013-05-25T06:32:27.730

24 What to do with the water served with hot chocolate in Italy? 2015-05-15T10:12:35.660

24 Why has this dress been met with surprise at the Oktoberfest in Munich? 2016-06-27T17:49:49.130

23 Is it rude to refuse to eat from the same plate in parts of the Middle East? 2015-02-21T05:12:02.030

23 As we are all adults here, how do I politely indicate that I need the toilet? 2016-06-19T17:52:29.550

23 Is it considered rude if I present a list of pre-translated sentences? 2016-08-04T01:54:57.310

23 What is France's traditional costume? 2017-06-05T03:24:07.477

22 Vomitorium: Only common in the German-speaking world? 2011-10-28T20:53:24.500

22 If you go to the pool and find all the sunbeds have towels on and you have nowhere to sit, what do you do? 2012-03-24T00:04:29.537

22 Tipping in Poland: saying "thank you" when the waiter collects your money 2012-11-28T16:57:37.433

22 What kind of hat to wear for business in India? 2015-05-15T10:25:37.880

22 Can I reserve a beach spot by leaving an umbrella and lounge chair overnight (Italy)? 2016-08-15T05:53:08.113

21 Why are wheelie bins half-buried in parts of Luxembourg? 2016-08-30T02:09:08.367

20 Are there any man-only places in the world? 2013-04-19T00:32:09.507

20 Etiquette for talking to others on public transport in Turkey 2015-06-29T23:55:42.833

20 Small Diwali gifts, from an overseas visitor in India during the festive period? 2016-10-26T18:52:15.010

19 Will I get in trouble if I drink beer in public in Dubai? 2011-11-10T12:59:32.837

19 Does one tip in the US/Canada for bad service? 2012-10-16T20:34:27.740

19 Are women required to wear skirts to get into some tourist sites? 2014-10-20T03:58:44.910

19 How should I tip for food in a UK pub? At the bar, or at my table? 2015-07-15T19:40:33.073

18 What are the rules surounding alcohol in Morocco 2011-12-27T20:24:54.653

18 Chinese etiquette: Most common mistakes 2013-03-03T08:43:23.240

18 In Asian restaurants and airlines is it correct etiquette to use the hot towel on my face? 2013-12-11T04:48:26.630

18 Travelling to Latin America to take hallucinogenic drugs: how does one do it safely? 2016-05-01T08:39:20.467

18 What was the meaning of this Indian gesture/greeting? 2016-06-27T10:40:24.710

18 Is there a guide for breast feeding etiquette around the world? 2016-08-08T11:15:06.190

18 Guide for how to behave or what to expect at a Panto in England? 2017-12-31T18:00:30.960

17 What should you do if you're really broke in a country where tipping is customary? 2012-10-19T08:39:53.460

17 What is the proper etiquette at Japanese onsen? 2014-05-09T16:07:36.810

17 Why is it forbidden to wear camouflage in some Caribbean Islands? 2014-12-30T16:52:38.340

17 When you bring someone to a restaurant in Russia 2015-10-21T13:06:11.347

17 How do I safely navigate a two-lane roundabout? 2016-07-18T11:31:11.893

16 In which cultural regions is taking pictures of people considered offensive? 2012-03-06T12:14:09.523

16 Is it rude to pay tips in Iran? 2016-01-01T16:21:04.783

15 "Cheek kissing" between men in Mongolia 2013-12-08T13:17:42.247

15 Are there cultures in which walking in the nude in public is not frowned upon? 2014-05-13T11:25:06.033

15 How do you use a traditional hot-air hand dryer so your hands are actually dry afterwards? 2016-06-06T08:01:33.850

15 Where in Sweden can I celebrate midsommar with the locals? 2016-06-22T08:57:04.827

15 The purpose of glass goblets with coins in Italian cafes 2017-05-20T13:46:44.793

14 Are there Italian customs that a North American should be aware of? 2011-06-23T23:31:30.423

14 Are there any standard clothing restrictions when visiting mosques? 2011-06-24T12:22:48.013

14 What considerations should I make for traveling in Israel on the Sabbath? 2011-08-09T21:40:30.490

14 Avoiding or minimising altitude sickness? 2011-12-20T05:01:15.943

14 Can solo travelers go to a mixed gender onsen? 2012-02-16T04:08:05.490

14 Can I swim in Iran with my girlfriend in bikini in the Caspian Sea? 2013-06-15T13:22:54.397

14 Meeting other people while traveling 2013-09-02T07:13:54.910

14 Is it a sign of being gay if a male wears a white trousers in the UK? 2014-12-26T09:32:34.890

14 What do I need to know about traveling to Dubai during Ramadan? 2015-03-20T15:16:49.943

14 How to make change (to get coins from a banknote) in Italy? 2015-05-12T06:27:40.963

14 Taking a photo in a US supermarket 2016-01-02T18:04:03.137

14 Is it ok for men to offer to shake hands with women in Mongolia? 2016-07-24T00:17:15.703

14 Japanese custom: Sushi chef serves you small snacks you didn't order? 2017-03-22T14:27:48.120

14 What is this music playing every morning at 7am in Tallinn? 2017-08-18T20:16:42.327

14 Is it considered bad manners to eat in public (on a bench) in Latvia? 2017-09-23T02:51:03.670

13 Is it usual for Japanese sentos to offer cheap overnight stays like their Korean counterparts (jjimjilbangs) do? 2011-06-25T19:33:13.667

13 What should we consider when buying a gift for a host family in Turkey? 2011-08-01T22:57:25.000

13 How to cope with disgusting fellow travellers? 2011-10-23T22:05:59.620