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Travel etiquette

29 Jul

When you travel to some of these destinations or you are just curious to know some cultural differences, customs,.. you may find these informations useful to know:
In Germany and Austria, do not twist your finger on the side of your head when driving. It's a insult.
In Austria, it is customary to say "Grüss Gott" when you enter a place.
In Germany and Austria, lightly tap your knuckles on a table to greet a group.
In the Netherlands and Germany, don't walk on the bike paths.
In Germany, the thumbs up sign means "1"
In Germany (and Latvia), you should unwrap flowers before you give them.
In France and Belgium, when someone 'twists' his nose, it indicates that a person is drunk.
In Belgium and France, slapping the back of the wrist means "let's go"
It can also be seen in parts of Spain, Italy, Tunisia, Ex-Yugoslavia and Greece.
In Belgium, when eating mussels, use an empty shell as a tool to eat the rest.
In Bulgaria, moving one's head from left to right means 'yes' and up and down means 'no'
In Denmark, Norway & Sweden, wait for the host to propose a toast and then follow the proper procedure.
In Romania, it is courteous for men to say to women "sărut mîna", which means kiss hand. Also younger women say this to older women.
In Turkey, it is rude to show the sole of your shoe.
In Turkey, the "OK" sign is very rude.
In Turkey, in crowded busses , the way to pay for your ticket is to pass the money from passenger to passenger towards the bus driver.
In various countries, you may be asked to remove your shoes before entering a home.
In Japan you may be asked to remove your shoes not just before entering a home but also in some restaurants, public places, hotels.

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http://www.traveletiquette.co.uk/

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  1. gdare

    July 29, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    "In the Netherlands and Germany, don't walk on the bike paths."As far as I know it goes for Austria too :insane:"In various countries, you may be asked to remove your shoes before entering a home."In Japan and not only in home – some restaurants, public places, hotels…..

     
  2. WinterForLady

    July 29, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Darko, verujem ti da je tako i u Austriji jer si bio tamo.Hvala ti na informaciji o Japanu, da li mogu to dodati u post?Koliko znam kod nas u Srbiji gosti se sami izuvaju, a mi im ponudimo papuče. To mi se čini skroz ok.

     
  3. gdare

    July 30, 2009 at 6:07 am

    Originally posted by MirabelaTM:

    Hvala ti na informaciji o Japanu, da li mogu to dodati u post?

    Naravno.Originally posted by MirabelaTM:

    Koliko znam kod nas u Srbiji gosti se sami izuvaju, a mi im ponudimo papuče.

    I meni je ok, dom ne treba da bude ulica :up:

     
  4. studio41

    July 31, 2009 at 5:07 am

    "slapping the back of the wrist means 'let's go'" praytell, one's own wrist, or the person you are going with? 😉 😀

     
  5. WinterForLady

    August 1, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Darko, hvala ti 🙂 Jill, that's so funny 😀 to slap the hand of the person you are with 😆

     
  6. studio41

    August 1, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    😆 hi Mira!! glad to make you laugh!!:)

     
  7. AnitaMargita

    August 4, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Good post, Mira! 🙂 Thanks for sharing. It is very useful.

     
  8. WinterForLady

    August 8, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Glad you liked it :happy: Thank you dear 🙂

     
  9. thetomster

    August 20, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    "In various countries, you may be asked to remove your shoes before entering a home."

    … in Indonesia it's custom that you leave your shoes outside, it shows you're paying respect … and it's a lot of fun when you are visiting and in the meantime someone is on the way with your sandals 😆

     
  10. WinterForLady

    August 21, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Dirk 🙂 I like the custom in Indonesia :up: oh it's so funny 😆 that someone may take your sandals.When I lived in the countryside we also left shoes outside and our neighbors too. Once when my father went to visit the cousin our dog was following him..but the dog returned earlier 😆 he brought fathers shoes home. So father borrowed some shoes from the cousin.

     
  11. gdare

    August 21, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    :lol:Smart dog :up:

     
  12. thetomster

    August 21, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    😆 yeah, really smart dog … :lol:I really like this custom with leaving sandals and outside .. all the people I met were surprised that I liked it, most Europeans they know have some difficulties with that … and my sandals were quite popular in the first week 😆

     

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