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CultureShock! Egypt by Susan Wilson

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DO’S AND DON’TS

I have made so many cultural blunders that I struggle to determine which belong to the ‘most common’ category. Here are some you should keep in mind.

DO’S

Image   Ask when you don’t understand somethingNo one will be insulted or think you are dumb if you say, “Should I think of this like an American or Egyptian?” If you don’t know what is expected of you, ask, “What am I expected to do?” or “What am I expected to wear?” or “What is the proper way to address him/her?” If you don’t know what something means, just ask. Most Egyptians will be all too willing to assist you.

   Respect your Egyptian hosts and you are more likely to be respected ...

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