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Hand Gestures That Are Offensive in Other Countries

Just because a hand gesture is safe to do in the United States doesn’t mean it’s safe to do in foreign countries. Doing any one of these normally innocent gestures in the wrong place could start a fight or even land you in jail! Crossed Fingers Horns Sign OK Sign Thumbs Up While crossing your […]

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A Guide To Dating And Sex Around The World

There are many motivations to travel – adventure, learning, culture – but, hey, a little loving on the way helps. Here’s a guide to getting dates, relationships and old fashioned casual sex around the world. Excuse the stereotypes, but there’s at least a bit of truth in each of these statements. ARGENTINA Dating is easy […]

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Cross Cultural Comparisons: First Names And Forms Of Address

Proper introductions get relationships off on the right foot. “Of all social forms, I find proper introductions to be the most difficult. The combination of unarticulated expectations, conventions, and motives creates great potential for unparalleled awkwardness.” ~ Prem Krishnamurthy NORTH AMERICA USA – Once you’re introduced to someone (besides the President and other lofty figures), you can […]