If you are one of who does care about dining etiquette and want to show respect to other cultures when travelling or on holiday, you should check below intuitive infographic about “Dining Etiquette Around The World” prepared by restaurantchoice. This time, restaurantchoice will show us how to a few do’s and dont’s of meals for seven countries – UK, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Poland, Vietnam and Egypt. From the educational infographic, you will get general knowledge about how to tip, using utensils, showing appreciation and sharing food. Want to know more about the dining etiquette around the world? Check our previous post which discuss the dining etiquette in Portugal, France, Japan, Italy, India, Thailand and China.
It is exciting to dine abroad, however, how not to be a barbarian when eating in different countries is definitely something we need to pay attention when travel around. Dining customs vary from country to country, and what’s acceptable behavior in one place might be seen as rude in another. For example, tipping is common in North America however, it is seen as rude in Japan and China even has restaurants with a no tipping policy. That is only one example, other things like how to use utensils, how to show appreciation, should you ask extra seasoning and should you share food with others, are all different from countries to countries. Some of them might sound a bit weird for you, however, if you want to be a polite person while you eat in those countries, it’s important to respect their customs. The website Restaurant Choice released an educational infographic that explains a few do’s and dont’s of meals for seven countries. Taka a look and hope it helps to prepare you for your next cross-cultural culinary tour.
These money trees aren’t any kind of art, but old customs only happened in several wooded areas around the UK. While with hundreds of coins stuck into the tree trunk, the effect is stunning. According to the report, passersby have been stopping for decades (if not centuries), meticulously hammering small denomination coins intro trees. Most of the trees seem to be in and around Cumbria and Portmeirion. The practice might date back to the early 1700s in Scotland where ill people stuck florins into trees with the idea that the tree would take away their sickness. Not sure how many people get cured by this way, but we do get those incredible money trees left. And somehow, I did feel sorry for those trees. It must be painful for them to have so many coins in their bodies. [source]