A WORLD GUIDE TO GOOD MANNERS. HOW NOT TO BEHAVE BADLY ABROAD.
“When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”
In France you shouldn’t sit down in a café until you’ve shaken hands with everyone you know.
In Afghanistan you should spend at least five minutes saying hello.
In Pakistan you mustn’t wink. It’s offensive.
In the Middle East you must never use the left hand for greeting, eating, drinking, or smoking. Also, you should take care not to admire anything in your hosts’ home. They will fell that they have to give it to you.
In Russia you must match your hosts drink for drink or they will think you are unfriendly.
In Thailand you should clasp your hands together and lower your head and your eyes when you greet someone.
In America you should eat your hamburger with both hands and as quickly as possible. You shouldn’t try to have a conversation until it is eaten