Friday Fun Facts-Travel Tips


I’m on my way to some pretty exotic places and I wanted to share a few travel tidbits with you. Did you know:th44D17AUO

  1. The OK sign made in the States by making an ‘O’ with your thumb and your middle finger doesn’t mean that elsewhere. In Turkey, Brazil, and Germany it’s an obscene gesture. In the Middle East, it’s considered a threatening taunt.
  2. In Australia, it’s great and expected to ride in the front seat of a taxi.
  3. Do NOT add salt and pepper to your food in Switzerland- you’ve just insulted the chef and is considered rude!th4UTMJNV1
  4. In Tibet, if you stick your tongue out at someone, it is considered a greeting.
  5. Talk about confusing the rest of the world- in Albania, nodding your head means no, and shaking your head means yes. ACK!
  6. On many airlines, the pilots will eat different meals so if something is bad, only one pilot will get sick.
  7. Dying is illegal in the House of Parliament.Coffin
  8. In 1930, flight attendants had to weigh less than 115 pounds.
  9. The shortest flight you can buy a ticket for is a 2 minute ride in Scotland.
  10. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where there are no rivers.saudi-arabia-map
  11. In 1987, American Airlines removed 1 olive from their first class salads and save $40,000.

5 Responses to Friday Fun Facts-Travel Tips

  1. jeff7salter says:

    gosh, that was an expensive olive.
    My brother-in-law — in the Air Force with me before he joined the family — had been stationed somewhere in Turkey and he had interesting observations about hand shakes and insults. Things Americans do are insults there.


  2. Customs and rituals are such an interesting thing to study! Funny how the meaning of the same gesture can be interpreted so many different ways! Thanks for stopping by.


  3. jeff7salter says:

    always enjoy your material. But sometimes I’m running so fast, I don’t have time to compose a comment.


  4. Judith Russell-Tooth says:

    You are confusing your facts. I lived in Australia for many years, as well as my husband is Australian and nowhere is one expected to
    ride in the from seat next to the driver.


  5. I didn’t mean that it was their only option, just that it is considered OK and will not come as a surprise if someone is to jump in the front seat.


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