In most countries, if you show someone your tongue, people will think that there is something wrong with you. And in India, this gesture demonstrates anger. In Tibet, this gesture is used to show respect and is also used as a “hello.” There is an opinion that the origin of this tradition is the belief that the devil has a black tongue. So, people in Tibet show that “We’re not one of them!”
When going on a trip, experienced tourists learn information about the etiquette rules and the sights of the country they are going to visit. Because if you don’t know the subtleties of the rules that the locals have, you might find yourself in an awkward situation. For example, you might insult a French man if you use the “Okay” gesture with him. And if you eat a hamburger with your hands in Chile, nobody will sit next to you.
GIGGAG wants to keep you safe from these situations with this article about the etiquette rules every tourist should know.