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Cultural Travel. Faux Pas Around the World. Offensive? ... Giving a thumbs up in Iran is considered an insult. Faux Pas. A faux pas is a socially awkward act that violates accepted customs or rules of the local culture

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Cultural travel

Cultural Travel

Faux Pas Around the World

Offensive? ... Giving a thumbs up in Iran is considered an insult


Faux pas
Faux Pas

  • A faux pas is a socially awkward act that violates accepted customs or rules of the local culture

  • faux pas comes from French where it means “false step” or “misstep”


Faux pas while travelling
Faux Pas While Travelling

If you travel to Japan, you should NEVER wear your shoes inside. Doing so would be a cultural faux pas


Faux pas while travelling1
Faux Pas While Travelling

Instead you should change into “house slippers” while indoors


Faux pas while travelling2
Faux Pas While Travelling

In hotels, if you need to use the washroom, you will be provided with a pair of “toilet slippers” for this sole purpose.


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Faux Pas While Travelling

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Top 25 Traveller Faux Pas


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