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15 Offensive Things Americans Do While Abroad

By on August 17, 2015

Ah, the Ugly American. We’ve all heard about them and we all try not to be one when we’re traveling abroad. And though there are some of us out there that do forget to say please and thank you, let alone attempt to say them in another language, it’s surprisingly very easy to offend some foreign locals, even when Americans are trying to be on their best behavior. For instance, you wouldn’t believe how very common hand gestures can be taken as absolute insults in other places in the world. If you’re American and planning on traveling abroad any time soon, read on to see what you SHOULD NOT do.