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Updated: September 18, 2012 | By Jackie Middleton for readersdigest.ca
13 unusual international customs you never knew existed

Gift-giving, table manners — what's acceptable at home doesn't necessarily apply in other countries.



Gift-giving, table manners — what's acceptable at home doesn't necessarily apply in other countries.
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Think you've got North American customs mastered? When travelling, it's important to brush up on the customs and etiquette of the global village. What we consider polite and sensible behaviour at home isn't always perceived in the same fashion outside our borders. Don't be labelled rude, or disrespectful on your travels - discover these unique worldwide customs and make friends wherever you happen to roam.

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