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

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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.

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