Don’t stare at naked people: People around are relaxed about nudity, both men and women will for example change on public beaches without any attempt at covering themselves up. You are however expected to look away.
Don’t tip anyone: “Tipping is just not part of the culture. Don’t even leave the small change. People will come running after you with it.”
Don’t give an even number of flowers as a gift: “That’s for dead folks. Proper bouquet will have 1/3/5/7 flowers.”
Don’t be impatient: “Hardly anything runs on time, with an exception of a couple of business meetings and bank closing hours and most other businesses. Everything runs late, don’t get pissed off or impatient, learn to go with the flow, things will happen, just not on time.”
5. NEW ZEALAND
Don’t freak out about people not wearing shoes: “It’s perfectly normal to go about in public places without footwear, and in some cases a shirt. You will still be served.”
Don’t blow your nose or pick your teeth in public: Turks consider both of these impolite when done at a restaurant, cafe, or bar.
Don’t kiss in public: “In some jurisdictions, this can get you into jail under ‘public obscenity’
Don’t eat anything with your hands: Manners are more formal in Chile, so even if it’s fries, use your knife and fork.
Don’t wish someone a happy birthday before the actual day:“The origin is a superstition that something bad will happen to them (they might die) before their birthday if you do, however, this rule is not limited to superstitious people. Even bright, rational Germans will feel uncomfortable because it’s just not done.”
Don’t cut in line: “Queue jump – this is the only crime that the population would consider bringing back capital punishment for.”