Comments to article «20 Obscure Mistakes That Almost Every Tourist Makes When Eating Out Abroad»

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#17 I’m 39 and have lived all my life in Türkiye, never heard of this rule about showing the sole of your shoe. If there is such a rule, it isn’t a general one.
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I’m American and around here people move the decimal and then double to get 20% tip. (A lot of states have different percentages of taxes) Not everyone starts with 20, but my parents taught me to either tip 20% if it’s decent, round up a little/give a compliment to the manager. Otherwise, if you don’t think you can afford tipping, it’s better to go places that don’t accept them, like where there aren’t servers. Also, you don’t tip owners (hair salon owners, nail salon owners are our experience) This is also per those owners of places we’ve gone to many years. I don’t get my nails done, but I do have my hair colored and cut twice a year. The salon owner also did hair and makeup for my wedding, :) My mom and sister go to her salon more often for color and get eyebrows done too. (I’m allergic to the wax so she does mine a lot less often and uses tweezers)
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I'm an American and the VAST majority of obscure, ridiculous laws in state law books are not enforced. I suppose they still could be if law enforcement so chose to, but I doubt the judges would be interested in punishing the offender. For instance, in one town in the Southeast, it's illegal to sing off-key. I figure as long as you aren't causing a public disturbance, no one is going to arrest you for it.
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Such great tips. I am a food lover and constant traveller and I noted everything down! Thank you :))
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Been to Spain twice, and food was one of the best things in the country no matter the time :D
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haha So true! I was in Greece last summer, Athens and Crete, and everyone is so cool. You break something? It's ok. You split your drink? It's ok, you'll get another. Loved it!
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It's so nice to learn more about foreign cultures, especially when it comes to food, which everybody loves ;)
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You can get arrested for eating melon in a park in the US? WHAT? or eating chicken with a fork?!?! What are these insane rules?
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absurd rule.. I never heard of this before, I wonder if there are more of these dumb rules. Could be a great article if you ask me ?
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I think it's a bit crazy for tourists to adapt to these rules.. I can understand some of them, like in spain.. sure don't expect them to open earlier just for you. But if I wanna eat kfc with a fork I should be able/allowed to no?
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In Spain people have dinner way too late. How come they eat after 9? ?
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I think that's just a cultural thing! I can't have dinner pass 9 but just because my stomach is delicate
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Yeah, I get that! But what I can't understand is how do they deal with the heaviness in their stomach when eating so late
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I guess they're used to it :)
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I don't think anyone would like to hear some negative comments about their local products...
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I am from Greece and there is no such thing as "do not apologize if you spilled something on the tablecloth" or the "the host might even put a stain on the cloth on purpose to show you that is not big deal"...
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