What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Davao?
We asked people in Davao 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 Davao. It is considered rude to point with your index finger, so it is best to use an open hand when gesturing. It is also important to dress modestly, as showing too much skin can be seen as disrespectful. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the local language and customs, and to be respectful of local beliefs and traditions. Finally, it is important to be aware of the local laws and regulations, and to avoid engaging in any activities that may be considered illegal," wrote a member who made the move to Davao, Philippines.
- What should I pack when moving to Davao?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Davao?
- Will I be able to find a job in Davao?
- What is life like in Davao?
- What do expats in Davao appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Davao?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Davao accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Davao like?
- What are healthcare services like in Davao?
- What are medical services in Davao like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Davao?
- What are emergency services like in Davao?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Davao?
- How are local medical facilities in Davao?
- As a foreigner living in Davao, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Davao?If you live in Davao, newcomers to Davao would love to hear your answer to this question.