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A list of cultural mistakes to avoid if you ever want to be welcomed back
It's definitely easier than ever to explore remote regions and exotic cultures. However, sometimes even the best of intentions can result in an embarrassing cultural faux pas.
While most travellers these days have enough sense not to jokingly quip about the drug trade while backpacking through Colombia or to swagger into Brazil greeting everyone in Spanish, cultural subtlety still eludes and mystifies many.
Cultural faux pas will happen - they are inevitable and most are forgiven as the transgressions of enthusiastic albeit naive travellers. But some offences could be seen as more serious acts of offence or dishonour.
Here's a list of 10 very common mistakes to avoid as you make your way around the world, especially if you want to be welcomed back...
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