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BravoTv.com Gestures to Avoid Abroad: Lisa Gives Tip #1

Lisa contributed advice for a BravoTv ‘Jet Set’ article from November 2016: 9 Innocent-Seeming Gestures That Are Actually Insults Abroad | Written by: Bryce Gruber


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Traveling Abroad? Check the local customs first to avoid accidentally offending someone.
Lisa provides the first of 9 tips in this BravoTV article:

Tip 1. Don’t pat anyone on the head, ever.

Patting someone on the head in Buddhist areas is considered rude because Buddhists believe the top of the head is where the spirit lives

“Patting someone on the head in Buddhist areas is considered rude because Buddhists believe the top of the head is where the spirit lives,” explains Lisa Haisha, M.A., a women’s advocate and travel expert. That means don’t try any cutesy head patting stuff in countries like Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, or a host of other popular destinations. It won’t be received well at all.

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