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

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We asked people in Morocco 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 differences when visiting Morocco. It is important to dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites. Avoid public displays of affection, as this is considered inappropriate in Morocco. It is also important to be respectful of local customs and traditions, and to avoid discussing sensitive topics such as religion or politics. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the local laws and regulations, and to avoid engaging in activities that are illegal in Morocco. Finally, it is important to be respectful of the local people and their culture, and to avoid making assumptions or judgments about them," said a member in Morocco.

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"Yes. I learned quickly that my habit of ambidexterity and using both hands to do things needed retraining to break that habit. Its not good to reach for food with your left hand.. Oh my gosh. Thats a huge social blunder. And, so much hugging between members of the same sex, holding hands etc., which really I never was a hugger back in the USA. I also needed to learn no shaking hands with men," remarked another expat who made the move to Khemisset, Morocco.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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