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

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We asked people in Cali 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!...

"If I did, I'm too dumb to notice. I'm always polite and gentlemanly and find that Colombian people like to practice their English on me," remarked another expat in Cali, Colombia.

"It is important to be aware of cultural norms when visiting Cali. It is considered impolite to be late for appointments or social engagements, so it is important to arrive on time. It is also important to dress modestly, as revealing clothing is considered inappropriate. Additionally, it is important to be respectful of local customs and traditions, and to avoid making negative comments about them. Finally, it is important to be aware of the local language and to avoid speaking English in public, as this can be seen as disrespectful," said a member in Cali, Colombia.

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