When traveling to a different country, you'll blend in with the locals there. Remember, they have their own norms or rules. Besides wink, here's 16 things that are prohibited while traveling around the world.
The lack of understanding and ignorance of the language or culture of some regulations in foreign countries, it could be a problem when traveling. Do not let your trip should be fun, instead stuck with the regulations that apply to where you are on vacation as follows:
1. Asking job
If you are traveling to Argentina, never to ask their jobs. For the people of Argentina, said the work is immodest, as quoted from detikTravel News Australia, Monday (11/03/2012). Let them tell it to you, lest you ask first.
2. Sneezes with a handkerchief
The other in Argentina, another rule in Japan. In the State Sakura, you should not sneeze with a handkerchief. When sneezing, Japanese people prefer to use a tissue or direct their snot. So, if you sneeze with a handkerchief and took it everywhere, it is very disgusting to them.
3. Giving flowers
Giving flowers to gift it also has rules. Flowers that you think is good, is not necessarily interesting or could even offend people in different countries. Do not give Carnations flowers or flower commonly used at weddings to those in Germany, Poland, and Sweden. For the three countries, Carnations flowers used for funerals.
Another in Belgium, Italy, France, Spain, and Turkey. In five countries you should not give flowers Chrysanthemums or commonly known as chrysanthemums. While in China, all the flowers could you provide, as long as the amount is not odd. Chinese people think, an odd number of flowers that can keep them away from hockey.
4. Shaking hands with gloves
When traveling to Europe and met someone there, you will be considered rude to shake hands with gloves. You must take off the gloves if you want to shake in there, despite the cold.
5. Ask for the bill after a meal
When you are finished eating at a restaurant in Spain and want to pay it, ask the waiter bills directly. Because there, the waiter will feel very disrespectful if you immediately give the bill without asking.
6. Note the person's eyes
If you want to ask or talk to people in Scandinavia and Germany, you must look into his eyes. If not, they would be very angry because they feel unappreciated.
8. Holding the head
In Thailand, you are prohibited from head memagang citizens. There, the head is one thing that is considered sacred.
9. Thumbs up
Thumbs-up did not always show a positive thing. In Iran, a thumbs up signifies something rude.
10. Talk that 'no thanks'
In India, if you are offered something and want to reject the food, you should not say 'no thanks'. Maybe in different countries, it is considered very rude. But in India, these expressions can be considered as a form of humiliation.
11. Pointing uses feet
For most people in Asia, feet are the dirtiest part of the body. Then it becomes something that is not polite if you point to something by using the feet, even if you designate under.
12. Use your right hand when eating
Some countries in Africa and India had the same belief. There, the left hand is considered as the most dirty. So when you eat, you must use the right hand only.
13. How to exchange business cards
In Japan, there were card exchange rules. You must hold it with both hands and read it carefully. Never put it directly into your pocket, because it could offend people you ask her card.
14. Give anything that comes from cows
Perhaps, India is a country that has a lot of unwritten rules. In this country, you do not give anything that comes from the cow, as a souvenir of cowhide and others. Because there, a cow is the most sacred animal.
15. Stopped a taxi with palms
When a trip to Greece and you want to call a cab, it was not arbitrary. If you usually taxis will stop when you are pointing your index finger, you have to eat in Greece opened his arms wide and called him. If not, there will be no taxi stop.
16. Calling hosts as 'hostess'
In the Philippines, if you are invited to an event at home, do not ever call the house owner as the 'host' or 'hostess'. Maybe you do not mean to be rude, but there hostess were prostitutes.