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

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We asked people in San Salvador 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 respectful of local customs and traditions when visiting San Salvador. Avoid making negative comments about the country or its people, as this can be seen as offensive. Additionally, it is important to dress modestly and to be aware of the local customs regarding public displays of affection. It is also important to be aware of the local laws and to respect the local authorities. Finally, it is important to be mindful of the local language and to avoid speaking English in public, as this can be seen as disrespectful," remarked another expat who made the move to San Salvador, El Salvador.

"Many, when I got angry or stressed out I often became rude to locals and hurt their feelings, also even though I speak spanish well made many mistakes in pronunciation at first resulting in many misunderstandings, my mentors then told me never to show anger in public," explained one expat living in San Salvador, El Salvador.

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