12 local customs
that’ll make you
go hmmm…
don’t forget to www.share.travel
When you travel you discover cultures
that differ from yours dramatically. One must stay
open-minded to avoid trouble trav...
Bulgarians nod to disagree and shake their
heads to agree – Very confusing!
don’t forget to www.share.travel
The Greeks spit three times and say “ftou, ftou, ftou”
when someone in their company is speaking of bad things
like accide...
In Indonesia, a person points with their
thumb as it’s considered very rude to
point with the forefinger.
don’t forget to w...
The Bahai People of Iran have their own calendar
consisting of nineteen months each with nineteen days.
don’t forget to ww...
In Thailand it’s considered very rude to
cross your legs in public
don’t forget to www.share.travel
Shoes must always be removed
before entering a Japanese home
don’t forget to www.share.travel
Gold and silver coins are placed inside
brides wedding shoes in Sweden
don’t forget to www.share.travel
When a family member dies, female relatives of the Dani tribe in
Indonesia must cut off a segment of one of their fingers. T...
InBorneoboththebrideandgroomareprohibitedfromusing
thebathroomforthe3daysand3nightsfollowingthewedding.
Thatmeansnourinati...
In Tibet, it is considered polite to
stick out your tongue at your guests.
don’t forget to www.share.travel
According to tradition, passengers of the train passing
over the Jamuna river in India, should give tribute to
the river b...
It is illegal to be a prostitute in Sienna, Italy,
if your name is Mary.
don’t forget to www.share.travel
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TravelWorldPassporthasbeencreatedbypeoplehungrytodiscovertheworld.
Wehaveformedawebframeworktosavetr...
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12 Local traditions that will make you go hmm... Things to keep in mind on your international travels, before you wander off. We've researched a couple interesting cultures and outlined 12 facts that struck us. Check out the full scoop: http://blog.travelworldpassport.com/how-to-stay-out-of-trouble-while-discovering-different-cultures/

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12 Local Traditions That Will Make You Go hmm.... when you travel abroad

  1. 1. 12 local customs that’ll make you go hmmm… don’t forget to www.share.travel
  2. 2. When you travel you discover cultures that differ from yours dramatically. One must stay open-minded to avoid trouble traveling and discovering exotic cultures. Sometimes it’s difficult to react well to some behaviors that don’t fit to standards we usually function in. If you react inappropriately, especially in a small community, they might become suspicious and you might get yourself into some (or a lot of!) trouble. But if you react the way you are expected to, you might even gain their trust and get the chance to get closer to them. And that is a valuable experience. don’t forget to www.share.travel
  3. 3. Bulgarians nod to disagree and shake their heads to agree – Very confusing! don’t forget to www.share.travel
  4. 4. The Greeks spit three times and say “ftou, ftou, ftou” when someone in their company is speaking of bad things like accidents, death etc. don’t forget to www.share.travel
  5. 5. In Indonesia, a person points with their thumb as it’s considered very rude to point with the forefinger. don’t forget to www.share.travel
  6. 6. The Bahai People of Iran have their own calendar consisting of nineteen months each with nineteen days. don’t forget to www.share.travel
  7. 7. In Thailand it’s considered very rude to cross your legs in public don’t forget to www.share.travel
  8. 8. Shoes must always be removed before entering a Japanese home don’t forget to www.share.travel
  9. 9. Gold and silver coins are placed inside brides wedding shoes in Sweden don’t forget to www.share.travel
  10. 10. When a family member dies, female relatives of the Dani tribe in Indonesia must cut off a segment of one of their fingers. This practice is performed to satisfy ancestral ghosts. Luckily for the Dani women, this custom is rarely practiced anymore. don’t forget to www.share.travel
  11. 11. InBorneoboththebrideandgroomareprohibitedfromusing thebathroomforthe3daysand3nightsfollowingthewedding. Thatmeansnourinating,nodefecating,andnobathing. don’t forget to www.share.travel
  12. 12. In Tibet, it is considered polite to stick out your tongue at your guests. don’t forget to www.share.travel
  13. 13. According to tradition, passengers of the train passing over the Jamuna river in India, should give tribute to the river by throwing coins in it. don’t forget to www.share.travel
  14. 14. It is illegal to be a prostitute in Sienna, Italy, if your name is Mary. don’t forget to www.share.travel
  15. 15. HelloFellowTraveller, TravelWorldPassporthasbeencreatedbypeoplehungrytodiscovertheworld. Wehaveformedawebframeworktosavetravelmemories.Itwasbornoutof continuoussearchforinspiration.Whileweappreciatethesatisfactionexploration brings,wehaveastrongconvictionthatthewhenlookingfortrueinspiration,we oftenfounditdifficultinformationavailableonlinewasscatteredandoften inaccessible. Themostvaluableandremarkabletravelinspirationandinformationisavailableon travelblogs,butforthosewhodonotfollowthemonaregularbasisitishardto keeptrackof.Ourmissionisnowtogatherthemostvaluable,relevantanduseful travelcontentinoneplace,whereitisindexedandeasilysearchable. Soforthose,whoarenotsatisfiedwiththewaytravelcontentisbeingpresented onlineourproductisawebframeworktosaveanddigesttravelinformationaround thestoriesofrealtravelers.Itprovidesthenecessaryinspirationandcontains informationtostartyourjourney.Ourbeliefisthattravelisaboutthefeelingandthe experiences,nottheplace.Thosethoughtsandbelievesarereflectedinallthe aspectsofourwork.Andthatfeelinginspiresustobefree,travelanddogreat things.Wehopeitwillinspireyou,too. TravelWorldPassportTeam
  16. 16. Photo credits Photo Credit: Mirko.Eggert via Compfight cc Photo Credit: druidabruxux via Compfight cc Photo Credit: michael.dreves via Compfight cc Photo Credit: jessleecuizon via Compfight cc Photo Credit: Dietmar Temps via Compfight cc Photo Credit: Dietmar Temps via Compfight cc Photo Credit: lynhdan via Compfight cc Photo Credit: Sukanto Debnath via Compfight cc Photo Credit: Through Painted Eyes via Compfight cc You can e-mail us at hi@travelworldpassport.com, find us traveling the world or on-line at following websites www.travelworldpassport.com www.blog.travelworldpassport.com www.share.travel
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