It's very easy to cause offence when travelling, isn't it? Who knew, for example, that just looking at someone else's food can be incredibly rude in certain places? Or that arriving on time for a dinner date in one particular country is considered the height of bad manners?
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Check out these dining no-nos around the world:
NEVER Take the last piece of food on a plate: you need to continue to halve it between you until there are only crumbs left.
NEVER leave your chopsticks inside an empty bowl - it symbolises death (and this is not a good thing).
NEVER arrive on time for meals - it's rude. Arriving 30 minutes late is actually expected.
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NEVER cut your lettuce in a salad with a knife. Fold it with your fork instead. Don't ask us why.
NEVER blow on your food. If your food is too hot, just wait for it to cool.
NEVER look at someone else's dinner. In fact, don't ever look at anyone else's food for any reason.
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NEVER dip your bread in your soup - dunking is considered very rude.
NEVER mix your vodka with anything - not even ice.
NEVER question the ingredients of your food: it's tantamount to suggesting that the chef is trying to poison you.