Your guide to common cultural faux pas on your next trip abroad


Germans are known for being sticklers for following rules. find out what you need to know to get by in this proud country.

For example, don’t expect to be served tap water at restaurants. In fact, don’t even ask for tap water. All you will get is a strange look, because bottled water is what’s on the menu.


Egyptians are known for their generosity and hospitality. Most families are conservative and religous, and so most etiquette is based on religious beliefs.

You should always eat with your right hand and enter a house with your right foot. The left side of the body is used for 'unclean' things. Also, wearing short shorts and skirts can be disrespectful to some people.

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