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

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We asked people in Tashkent 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!...

"It is important to be mindful of cultural norms when visiting Tashkent. It is important to dress modestly and to avoid public displays of affection. It is also important to be respectful of religious customs and to avoid taking photographs of religious sites without permission. Additionally, it is important to be aware of local customs when it comes to eating and drinking, and to avoid eating or drinking in public during Ramadan. Finally, it is important to be respectful of local customs and to avoid discussing sensitive topics such as politics or religion," remarked another expat in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

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

If you live in Tashkent, newcomers to Tashkent would love to hear your answer to this question.


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