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

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We asked people in Cartago 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 Cartago. It is considered impolite to show up late to social gatherings, so it is important to arrive on time. It is also important to dress modestly and to avoid wearing revealing clothing. Additionally, it is important to be respectful of local customs and traditions, and to avoid making negative comments about them. It is also important to be aware of the local language and to avoid speaking English in public, as this can be seen as disrespectful. Finally, it is important to be aware of local customs regarding physical contact, and to avoid touching people without their permission," commented one expat who made the move to Cartago, Colombia.

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

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