Bizarre Travel Tips from the Chinese Government

8 Oct 2013


1

Don't pick your nose in public


2

Don't steal life vests off of airplanes to give as gifts


3

When using the bathroom, remember to flush


4

And don't leave footprints on the toilet


5

Or linger in the stalls


6

Avoid sneezing on people


7

Don't fight with others when you want to take pictures


8

Don't force people to take pictures with you


9

When in Spain ladies should where earrings, anything less is akin to being naked


10

When diving in the ocean, don't catch and take away any marine life


11

Don't dry your handkerchief or underwear on lampshades


12

Don't eat too much at buffets


13

Don't draw graffiti on national landmarks


14

Don't eat a whole piece of bread in one mouthful


15

Don't laugh, whistle, or jeer at performers when they mess up on stage


16

Don't slurp noodles noisily on an aircraft


17

Refrain from limp handshakes


18

Soiling a swimming pool is frowned upon


19

Keep nasal hair trimmed at all times


20

If you have to pick your teeth, do not use your fingers


21

Don't talk about people behind their backs in Chinese, they might understand you


22

Do not smash mirrors in Hungary


23

Do not click your fingers in Germany (it's reserved for dogs)


24

Don't cut people in line


25

Clap after watching shows



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darkraisin 6 year s ago
Don't interrupt your meal for going to the toilet.
Don't ask in restaurants if they have Chinese food.
       
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kapaltitan 6 year s ago
#22 before this advice it was a real problem :D
       
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LOLMASTER5000 6 year s ago
If these people need to be told this stuff then I never want to go to China.
       
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gigantes 6 year s ago
from my understanding, the reason for all this is pretty much because of mao. he declared war on classicism and etiquette, and the following generations made a deliberate point of being obnoxious and rude... or at least oblivious to the need for decent behavior, both at home and as tourists.

quite a shame IMO, because the culture is incredibly rich and fascinating. then again, the west treated them very shabbily for awhile, there... so maybe turnaround is fair play.
       
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