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

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We asked people in Panama City 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 Panama City. 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 conservatively, as revealing clothing can be seen as inappropriate. It is also important to be aware of the local language and to avoid speaking loudly or using offensive language. Finally, it is important to be aware of local customs and to avoid touching people without their permission," commented one expat who made the move to Panama City, Panama.

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"Not officially asking my girlfriend out was one. Apparently you have to do it formally one night. Went 6 weeks with a girl, didn't ask her out formally (because you would assume that's it) but you have to ask here to officially make you exclusive boyfriend and girlfriend! who knew..," remarked another expat in Panama City, Panama.

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

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