The old adage, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” still holds true everywhere. When you are traveling abroad, you do your due diligence and figure out all the “do’s and don’ts” of the country you’re visiting. But, it is more crucial to know the don’ts, since that knowledge will keep you away from any controversies and embarrassments and will keep you on the safer side.
1. Tipping in Japan
It may not be mandatory to not tip in Japan, but in some cases, it is considered rude. You may also find it mentioned at the end of the bill that the staff is paid in full, so no gratuities are needed.
2. Splitting the bills in France
It is considered unsophisticated when it comes to splitting the bill in France. This is because they don’t like to talk about money at all. However, if you have a larger group, you can surely decide to split the bill among everyone.
3. Waving at anyone in Greece
For the Greeks, exposing the palm is more an insult, than a greeting. It’s more like saying, “I reject you.”