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25 Strange Travel Tips From The Chinese Government

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Recently the China National Tourism Administration released a 64 page illustrated manual titled “Guidelines For Civilized Travel Abroad”. This is the latest attempt by the Chinese government to salvage the terrible reputation their people have acquired as tourists in foreign lands. These are 25 strange travel tips from the Chinese government.

25. Don’t pick your nose in public

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24. Don’t steal life vests off of airplanes to give as gifts

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23. When using the bathroom, remember to flush

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22. And don’t leave footprints on the toilet

Footprints

21. Or linger in the stalls

Orange bathrooms

20. Avoid sneezing on people

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19. Don’t fight with others when you want to take pictures

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18. Don’t force people to take pictures with you

Asian taking a picture of asians taking pictures

17. When in Spain ladies should where earrings, anything less is akin to being naked

Copper Hoop Earrings with Silver Ear Wires

16. When diving in the ocean, don’t catch and take away any marine life

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15. Don’t dry your handkerchief or underwear on lampshades

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14. Don’t eat too much at buffets

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13. Don’t draw graffiti on national landmarks

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12. Don’t eat a whole piece of bread in one mouthful

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11. Don’t slurp noodles noisily on an aircraft

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10. Refrain from limp handshakes

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9. Soiling a swimming pool is frowned upon

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8. Keep nasal hair trimmed at all times

Puppy Nose

7. If you have to pick your teeth, do not use your fingers

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6. Don’t talk about people behind their backs in Chinese, they might understand you

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5. Do not smash mirrors in Hungary

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4. Do not click your fingers in Germany (it’s reserved for dogs)

Oh, Snap!

3. Don’t cut people in line

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2. Clap after watching shows

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1. Don’t laugh, whistle, or jeer at performers when they mess up on stage

Closeup portrait of a group of business people laughing

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