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What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in San Juan La Laguna?

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We asked people in San Juan La Laguna 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!...

"San Juan La Laguna, is a traditional Mayan village, so it's important to respect local customs and traditions. Avoid wearing revealing clothing as it can be seen as disrespectful. Always ask for permission before taking photos of locals, as some may find it intrusive or offensive. Do not litter or damage the environment, as the locals take great pride in their natural surroundings. Avoid making negative comments about their lifestyle or culture, as it can be seen as disrespectful. It's also important to avoid being overly loud or disruptive, especially during local ceremonies or rituals. Bargaining is not a common practice in San Juan La Laguna, so avoid haggling over prices. Lastly, avoid making assumptions or stereotypes about the local people or their culture," remarked another expat in San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala.

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What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in San Juan La Laguna?

If you live in San Juan La Laguna, newcomers to San Juan La Laguna would love to hear your answer to this question.


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