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CULTURAL DOS AND DON'TS.

If you are offered a drink at a formal event in Hong Kong, it is the height of rudeness to decline.

n You must always leave a few bites on your plate or a few drops in your glass when dining in Portugal and Egypt even if you are still hungry or thirsty.

Showing the soles of your feet and eating with your left hand is highly offensive in the Middle East. n Nodding your head in agreement can actually mean no in some Eastern European countries. n In many Asian countries, you should always use both hands to offer business cards. The recipient should always spend a few seconds studying the card and they should never put it in their pocket in the presence of the giver. n In Poland,it is customary for the men to behave courteously and gentlemanly towards the women even in the business environment.

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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Nov 26, 2003
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