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

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We asked people in Nepal 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!...

"Yes - during our five hour wedding ceremony I occasionally used my left hand! But friends helped out - there were a lot of intricate mudras or handling of objects, and as I am ambidextrous, just using the right hand doesn't happen naturally for me," explained one expat living in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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"It is important to be respectful of local customs and traditions when visiting Nepal. Avoid touching someone on the head, as this is considered disrespectful. It is also important to dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites. Refrain from taking photographs of people without their permission, and be aware that public displays of affection are generally not accepted. Additionally, it is important to be mindful of the local language and to be respectful when speaking to people," said another expat in Nepal.

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

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