12 Chinese Travel Tips for Visiting America

Continuing the series of tips gleaned from guides for people traveling to America, mental_floss has posted travel tips from Chinese travel guides. It’s fun to look at ourselves through the eyes of other cultures, because we are not as “normal” as we wish to believe.

Since differences in social class are not taken seriously in the US, Americans have no hereditary family title. Instead, the Americans sometimes have occupational title. This title is different from the family title, because it is on its own, "earned" rather than handed down by the ancestors. Their career titles are most commonly that of a judge, senior government officials, military officers, doctors, professors and religious leaders.

Well, just because social classes aren’t taken as seriously as in other countries doesn’t mean they aren’t there. But more importantly, don’t throw a party wearing pajamas.  

Guests cannot come early, it is rude. You may be late 5-10 minutes. If you are the host, you cannot wear pajamas at night to receive guests. You are not free to fondle furnishings or decorations and you cannot inquire about prices.

Read more in the full post. There are also tips for travelers from France, Russia, and Japan.

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