Being a good traveller means observing and upholding foreign customs all the times, but when you are in a familiar country that speaks your language it is easy to forget that what you think might be polite, might not be the case in your strange surroundings.

Take New York for example, who would of thought that the innocent act of flirting could land you a $25 fine or that in Alabama it is illegal to flick your bogeys into the wind. Luckily as part of their Know Culture series John Mason have put together this handy guide to ensure you don’t look too out of place.

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