Infographic: Rude Hand Gestures From Around The World

Have you ever gone to a foreign country and done something seemingly innocent — likely acceptable in your home country — only to offend the local people?

Before heading anywhere it’s important to do a little research on local traditions and customs to make sure you’re acting in a respectable manner.

And this includes hand gestures.

In order to have a successful trip it’s important to assimilate into the culture — or at least avoid offending the locals. To help you make friends instead of enemies, I’m sharing this interesting infographic of rude hand gestures from around the world. Hint: greeting someone by shaking with your left hand is not always appropriate!


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