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Some gestures are universal, where others are strictly cultural. If you’ve ever traveled to foreign countries you know what we mean. If you’re planning a trip abroad, you can’t afford to do not know this. You’ll learn about rude and polite gestures in other countries as well as gestures that might confuse you.

Did you know you should never show the bottom of your shoe to an Arab or use the “OK sign” in Greece - it’s considered obscene there.

Did you ever hear that in Bulgaria the head nodding gestures we recognize as “yes” and “no” are the exact opposite?

Find out, culture by culture:

  • Which gestures should be avoided
  • The appropriate way to greet people
  • How body language can cause misunderstandings among people from different backgrounds