Perhaps nothing reflects the Fijians’ reverence for tradition like yaqona (kava) drinking. Visit any Fijian village or home, particularly on a weekend, and you will probably come upon the spectacle of a family sitting on the floor around a large wooden bowl filled with a muddy-coloured liquid, drinking the contents from half a coconut shell. You will then be asked, “E dua na bilo?” (`Try a cup?’).
You step over someone's legs in Nepal and don't even realize you've committed a grave social taboo! Although most locals will excuse breaches in etiquette, wouldn't you rather be informed? Read below for a list of etiquette tips, taken from our various guidebooks, to help you navigate different parts of the world.