5 easy tips to avoid foreign faux pas

The travel insurance site Insureandaway has created an excellent infographic that compiles a host of useful pointers for the world citizen. Whether you’re a transplant in a foreign land or simply an avid globetrotter hoping to avoid unnecessary embarrassment in your travels, learning a bit about local customs can help you avoid any number of misunderstandings.

Below are some of the best tips on the list, and you can view the infographic in its entirety HERE.

1. Watch your hands. They may be saying more than you think.

2. Be careful what you say. The results could be much worse than an awkward silence.

3. Watch what (and how) you eat.

4. Be aware of your body language. Physical actions can speak as loudly as words.