10 American Traditions That Are Not Ok In Other Countries

In America, it’s easy to believe that nothing you do could possibly offend anyone else. However, that is not always the case. Many countries have totally opposite belief systems and traditions than the United States does, and many of them would be offended by a lot of things that Americans think are totally normal. Many American travelers stand out in different countries as being loud, obnoxious, and ignorant. However, many American travelers have learned to blend in with their surroundings; thanks to information in lists like these.


Some Asian countries find it offensive if you eat all of the food on your plate, as it implies that they didn’t give you enough food.

Wearing Shoes Indoors

In North America, it’s fairly customary to wear shoes indoors unless it’s excessively wet or snowy outside. However, in most Asian countries it’s considered very offensive to wear shoes into another person’s home.