Quirky Local Customs Every Traveler Should Know

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Traveling abroad can be an exhilarating and life changing experience, if you’re not being snubbed and treated like an unwanted visitor by the locals...

Some places simply aren't very accommodating to travelers, but sometimes people will have a bad attitude towards you because they think you've wronged them by unknowingly going against one of their customs. Take this seemingly harmless "talk to the hand" type gesture:

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This gesture is called a "mountza" in Greek, and it's just as insulting to the Greeks as giving someone the middle finger is in America, so don't get all sassy on the natives when you visit Greece or the gods will rain their displeasure down upon you!

Before you take your next trip abroad check out this informative and entertaining guide by Sherman Travel entitled 10 Quirky Customs Travelers Should Know and keep your hosts happy!


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