Fasten Seat Belts, a light hearted guide to avoid misunderstandings while travelling. An innovative way to learn languages and pick up cultural tips.
Travel by Theme
Don’t reveal the soles of your feet to other people
India, Body Language, Thailand, Vietnam, Insults
Count to 10 using only one hand
Body Language, China
In Greece, holding your hand palm out towards someone is an insult: the...
Body Language, Insults, Do's & Don'ts, Greece
In Belgium and France, slapping the back of the wrist means "let's go"
Body Language, Do's & Don'ts, Belgium, France
Speak respectfully about the King and Queen and be still when hearing...
Body Language, Thailand, Business
In Turkey, it is rude to show the soles of your shoes
Body Language, Insults, Table manners, Do's & Don'ts, Turkey
In France and Belgium, when someone 'twists' his nose, he is saying that...
Body Language, Bar Culture, Insults, Do's & Don'ts, Belgium, France
Avoid laughing out loud in public
Body Language, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Insults
In the UK, the V-sign with the palm facing inward is extremely rude
Body Language, Insults, Do's & Don'ts, United Kingdom
Save ‘face’ and smile no matter how you feel!
India, Body Language, Japan, Vietnam, Business, Insults
In Italy, people touch iron instead of wood for good luck
Body Language, Do's & Don'ts, Italy
People of the same sex often walk arm in arm or hand in hand
India, Body Language, Vietnam, Miscellaneous
In Germany, the thumbs up sign means "1"
Body Language, Do's & Don'ts, Germany
People avoid saying no
India, Body Language, Japan, China, Thailand, Business
Use only your right hand for eating, giving and receiving things
India, Body Language, Business, Insults, Table manners
Avoid strong eye contact
India, Body Language, Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, Business, Insults
Tap three fingers on the table to say thank you for tea
Body Language, China, Business, Table manners
If you pass something to someone else, use both hands
Body Language, Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam, Insults
In Germany & Austria, do not twist your finger on the side of your head...
Body Language, Insults, Do's & Don'ts, Austria, Germany
In Turkey, the "OK" sign is very rude.
Body Language, Insults, Do's & Don'ts, Turkey
In Greece, you may see people mock spitting, for luck: « ftou ftou ftou...
Body Language, Do's & Don'ts, Greece
Wiggling the head can mean ‘yes’, ‘no’ or anything in between
India, Body Language, Thailand, Business
In Bulgaria, moving one's head from left to right means 'yes' and up and...
Body Language, Do's & Don'ts, Bulgaria
In the Netherlands, tapping your finger on the center of the forehead...
Body Language, Insults, Do's & Don'ts, Netherlands
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