Do's and Don'ts Around the World: A Country Guide to Cultural and Social Taboos and Etiquette - Africa (International Traveler's Resource Guide)

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DO'S & DON'TS AROUND THE WORLD was written to guide foreign travelers and to spare them of mistakes that could embarrass them, hurt them, cost them money and ruin their trip abroad. The book describes hundreds of country-specific cultural and social do's and don'ts. The book contains separate listings for each country in the region. Information contained in the book came primarily from representatives and officials of the countries through an extensive world-wide questionnaire survey. Published in 9 separate volumes comprising: Europe; South America; Africa; The Caribbean; Asia; Oceania & Japan; The Middle East; USA-Canada-Australia; Russia & The Independent States.

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This book is one in a series of 9 Do's and Don'ts books covering every region in the world, and almost every country in the world.

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Consider This! Headline News: Couple jailed for kissing in public. Woman assaulted for wearing trousers. Man arrested for dressing like a female. Businessman gets in trouble for tipping. Couple detained for taking pictures at the airport. Happy going tourist crosses the line! flirts with law enforcement official and is accused of spying. Do these Headlines Sound Familiar to You? They should because you could be the victim. Yes, they could happen to you and other uninformed international travelers.

Should You Be Concerned? Yes, you should. Leaving your country for another country can be nervous wrecking and full of surprises. Having to find yourself in difficulty or in trouble with law enforcement, the culture or the people in a foreign country can be a nightmare. It could cost you money and even your life. It could also ruin your trip and land you in a foreign prison. And worst of it all, you may get little or no help from your home government.

Can You Do Something About it? Yes, you can! THIS IS HOW! Help yourself and your loved ones have a successful and incident free-trip abroad by avoiding costly mistakes, embarrassments, and jail time abroad. Get a copy of "DO'S AND DON'TS today! Download your copy today!

BY THE WAY Did You Know: Never to touch the head of a Thai or pass an object over the head because is considered sacred in Thailand?

Using triangular shapes in Hong Kong, Korea, and Taiwan is a no no, because a triangle is considered a negative shape?

The number 7 is considered bad luck in Kenya and good luck in the Czech Republic, and it has magical connotations in Benin? Did you know the number 10 is bad luck in Korea, and 4 means death in Japan?

Red is a positive color in Denmark, but it represents witchcraft and death in many African countries?

A nod of the head means no to a Bulgarian, and shaking the head from side to side means yes.

The "okay" sign commonly used in the United States (thumb and index finger forming a circle and the other fingers raised) means zero in France and is a symbol for money in Japan, and carries a vulgar connotation in Brazil?

The use of a palm-up hand and moving index finger signals "come here" in the United States and in some other countries, but it is considered vulgar in others.

Did You Also Know: In several countries it is considered rude to give or accept something with the left hand?

Asking your host about his spouse is frowned upon in some countries and cultures?

Talking to an elderly person with your hand(s) in your pocket or with your legs crossed is considered rude in some countries and cultures?

Yes, you can drastically reduce the chances of falling victim.

Yes, you can make your overseas trip safe, enjoyable and incidentfree.

Yes, you can make your trip embarrassment-free.

GET A COPY OF DO'S AND DON'TS TODAY!

The DO's and Don'ts books are a must read book for anyone traveling abroad or to a foreign country, particularly for the first time. Your safety and an incident-free abroad means a lot to me. Have a wonderful trip!

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