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25 Cultural Faux Pas You Don't Want to Commit While Traveling

Believe it or not, there are a lot of things you do everyday that would be considered completely disrespectful and rude in other parts of the world. Take for example when Richard Nixon flicked off the entire country of Brazil by waving the “a-ok” sign from the steps of Air Force One.

Of course, you might just be an average traveler, so who will really bother you if you mess up a little bit? Well, don’t say we didn’t warn you. Although most of the items on this list are silly or laughable, not heeding others can cost you your very life.

Here are 25 cultural faux pas you don’t want to commit while traveling (Note: locations are specified in general terms. Culture within countries varies significantly so when we refer to Brazil for example, it doesn’t necessarily mean all of Brazil).

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