I ALWAYS RESEARCH what is considered polite, as well as what is considered rude behavior, before traveling outside of the United States. I think it’s because I have this irrational fear of embarrassing myself over something I could have easily prevented, but all the same, my pre-planning hasn’t failed me yet.
This infographic provides some good, basic information on how to conduct yourself abroad, especially concerning business matters. Although I’m a bit skeptical about some — like not wearing shirts with pockets in Great Britain. Is that really a rude gesture, or just a fashion faux pas? (Click to enlarge)