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Blog Carnival: What Not to Do Around the World

By February 20, 2013

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When I first visited India, I remember I was so paranoid about making offensive cultural mistakes. I read excessive amounts of information about good etiquette in India and followed the suggestions so diligently, to the point that I was often told to relax!

Fortunately, I am much more relaxed these days, and knowing what to do and what not to do comes quite naturally. It's often a process of learning as you go, and fortunately Indians are very forgiving when it comes to the faux pas of foreigners.

To avoid making embarrassing etiquette mistakes, check out this quick tip of 5 things not to do in India.

And, if you're traveling elsewhere in the world, make sure you take a look at this new About.com "Don't Do That" Blog Carnival of what to avoid in various countries.

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