Common Habits That Will Get Americans In Trouble Abroad

Some seemingly normal habits, like blowing your nose or tipping a waiter, are considered not only rude but even offensive in other parts of the world.

Find out what you might want to avoid doing the next time you’re abroad.

Smiling With Your Mouth Open

Laugh
Photo Credit: Frank Busch / Unsplash
Photo Credit: Frank Busch / Unsplash

While laughing shows you’re having a good time and getting along in places like Japan, laughing loudly with your open mouth is considered impolite.

If you really can’t hold it back, the locals put a hand over their mouth to hide it instead.