Booking a trip to another country is exciting, but it's important to do your research before you land overseas. Knowing another place's culture is key, especially since some of the things we regularly do might not be acceptable there. There are a number of common cultural differences in other countries, and if you're not aware of them, you might run into some sticky situations during your travels.
"You can read about other cultures in a book, but traveling is an immersive experience," travel blogger Krista Canfield tells Bustle. "When you travel, you're given the wonderful opportunity to see the differences and similarities between people and places firsthand. Don't assume everything is the same as it is back home, and when in doubt, fake it 'till you make it. Instead of burying your head in your travel to-do list on day one of your trip, head to a café and sip a cup of tea or coffee, and people watch for a bit to see how the locals interact."
Something you do back home that seems totally innocent might rub someone the wrong way in a different culture. To not run into these issues this, you should watch out for these nine common American habits experts say my not be well received around the world.