It's pretty easy to offend people here in the U.S. Just talk about politics, religion, or a variety of topics and someone's bound to get offended. But what about in other countries? Check out these five easily-avoidable ways you be offensive around the world.
1. In China, it's considered extremely disrespectful to let your grimy shoe-bottoms be shown, even when crossing your legs. When in doubt, keep the feet on the floor.
2. Quickest way to insult your chef in Egypt? Put some salt on their food. In that culture, you might as well slap them in the face.
3. Wanna take it one step further? If you insult the King in Thailand, they won't just be ticked off, they could put you in jail for up to 15 years.
4. Keeping your clothes on in Turkey can be extremely offensive. Specifically while in a steam room or a sauna. These are considered places of purity where remnants of the outside world (including your clothes, even a bathing suit) remain outside the sauna.
5. Eating a delicious meal in Cambodia? Don't polish it off just yet. Clearing your plate is an insult to your host, and says they didn't give you enough food!