By Simon Busch
Think you’re a well-mannered person? Most people do — and so they might be, at home. But the most apparently harmless gestures and customs — the thumbs-up sign, a casual greeting, certain types of gifts — can be radically misconstrued on foreign soil, with embarrassing or even dangerous consequences.
Just remember: never shake hands with a Ukrainian in a doorway and never ever make the okay sign to a Greek.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you! Here’s our essential guide to all sorts of unintended ways to offend your foreign friends.
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