Belarus

Top 10 Things

  • What NOT to do
  • What to do
  • Don't smack or slurp - it's not appreciated. --Shalaka
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  • It is considered ignorant and very disrespectful not to take your shoes off --Shalaka
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  • Citizens are extremely boastful and genuinely over excited to see and interact with visitors. So don't be rude and behave as friendly as you can. --Shalaka
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  • The public policy towards drugs is tight-fisted in Belarus: all types of drugs are forbidden and outlawed. --Shalaka
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  • Never pass, greet or say goodbye to someone over a threshold. That’s bad luck for you! --Shalaka
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  • Be cautious while shooting(picture or videos), because acquaintance with Belarusian police and fines are not the goals you should achieve while visiting Belarus. --Shalaka
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  • Don't break eye contact when proposing a toast. Some say if you look away, you're doomed to many years of bad sex. --Shalaka
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  • Don't forget, saying "Thank you" to a service persons means 'Keep the change'. --Shalaka
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  • It is believed, that a ladder creates a divine triangle with the earth. Walking through it may offset the balance and brings bad luck to the one gone through.so don't do that. --Shalaka
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  • Don't enter buses, trains, or similar before everyone who wants to get out has done so. --Shalaka
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  • Don't avoid eye contact business and personal conversations. It's a sign of courtesy. --Shalaka
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  • Don't be surprised when people talk more directly when asking for something - it's quite common --Shalaka
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  • At dinner table you can just command anyone if you need something rather asking in a question.... --Shalaka
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  • Don't forget to wear reflectors when riding a bike or walking at dark. --Shalaka
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  • The 'ok' sign and the shaking of fist should be avoided. --Shalaka
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  • When conducting business , be more modest. Handshakes suffice. --Shalaka
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  • If you unintentionally step on someone’s foot, ask them to step lightly on yours. That will prevent a conflict. But please, don’t do it on public transport, as people may think you are crazy. A simple ‘I am sorry’ will be enough. --Shalaka
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  • If you say something you don't want to happen in life, you just knock on any piece of wood you can find around. --Shalaka
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  • Be cautious, alert and aware of your surroundings and belongings at all times and mainly while traveling..... --Shalaka
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  • Don't expect all tourist agencies to speak English. So be prepared. --Shalaka
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