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What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Bristol?

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We asked people in Bristol if they could share any humorous cultural blunders they commited. For new expats, keep in mind that these incidents are an inevitable part of expat life. Learning to laugh about them is the key!...

"When visiting Bristol, avoid making the following cultural faux pas: 1. Refrain from jumping queues or cutting in line, as the British value politeness and respect for personal space. 2. Avoid discussing sensitive topics such as politics, religion, or Brexit, as these can lead to heated debates and discomfort. 3. Do not make offensive jokes or use derogatory language, as this can be seen as disrespectful and impolite. 4. Be mindful of your table manners and etiquette when dining out, as the British appreciate good manners and politeness. 5. Do not litter or vandalize public spaces, as this is frowned upon and can result in fines or penalties. 6. Avoid speaking loudly or using excessive hand gestures in public, as this can be seen as disruptive and impolite. 7. Do not assume that everyone in Bristol is from England, as the city is home to a diverse population with various cultural backgrounds. 8. Refrain from comparing Bristol to other cities in the UK, as this can be seen as disrespectful and may offend locals. 9. Be respectful of local customs and traditions, and avoid making negative comments about British culture or the city of Bristol. 10. Finally, always remember to say "please" and "thank you" when interacting with others, as politeness is highly valued in British culture," wrote a member who made the move to Bristol, England.

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