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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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Greetings Across The Globe

Kiss, hug or shake hands? The rules for saying hello can be very complicated and quite different from one country to another. Over much of the planet, people shake hands when they meet. In many other cultures, they also kiss. Some kiss on one cheek, some on both, yet others kiss three times! Beyond the […]

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A Guide To The Wonderful World Of Tapas

No self-respecting Spanish bar would risk being caught without an intriguing array of tapas arranged across its counter. These saucer-sized bites, as much a part of Spanish culture as the siesta and the fiesta, come in infinite varieties and, more often than not, are completely unidentifiable to the untrained eye. No self-respecting Spanish bar would risk being caught […]

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Spanish Cuisine And Eating Customs

One the first things that any tourist will quickly discover is that Spaniards have their own dining timeline which is very different from most countries. It is important to keep this in mind as you plan your activities and to take full advantage of the local cuisine. There is one phrase that you will often […]