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

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We asked people in Mussoorie 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 local customs and traditions when visiting Mussoorie. It is important to dress modestly and to avoid public displays of affection. It is also important to be respectful of religious sites and to avoid taking photographs without permission. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the local language and to avoid using offensive language or gestures. Finally, it is important to be aware of the local customs regarding food and to avoid eating beef, as it is considered offensive to many Hindus," commented one expat who made the move to Mussoorie, India.

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"It's all been language based hilarity - the words for /very/ and /ghost/ can be pretty similar," remarked another expat in Mussoorie, India.

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

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