Welcome to Culture-4-travel.com. A Guide for Your Asian / Chinese Culture and Customs


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Whether your travel is for a big business meeting in Shanghai, attending a relative banquet in China, or eating with your family in local Thai restaurants (Spicy foods are known in Thailand).

The problem you will always run into is misunderstanding and/or miscommunication. The reason is quite simple "culture differences." Just like Hans Magnus Enzensberger had said,

Culture is a little like dropping an Alka-Seltzer into a glass-you don't see it, but somehow it does something."

My goal is for you to have a better understanding of culture and customs. Also, to provide you with a complete and unique travel experience.

On this website you will find:

  • In-depth culture explanations.
  • For example, when you bring gifts to a Chinese party; you should bring something in a pack of eight instead bring it in the pack of four. (And yes, this rule also applies for beers. Just kidding). Because in Chinese traditions and culture, number four is an unlucky number.
  • Explain how and why people behave the way they are.
  • For example, why Vietnamese people never give a straight answer when you ask them a question?
  • Find out what is appropriate and inappropriate in one's country
  • The dos and don'ts in every country.
  • Unique facts of countries such as China, India, Vietnam, and Japan... For example, did you know that China use 5 different time zones?
  • Unique travel tips for each country.

Travel should be the best time of the year (even if it is for work.)

Instead thinking of what is needed to be done before the banquet, you should think on how to bring some medications for your cholesterol. Instead of worry on how to use the chopsticks, you should worry on chop off your competitors to get the last chicken wing (please, do follow doctor advices.)

My Motto

Instead of giving you better tips on how to travel, I will try to complete all the info. that you already have.

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