Bangladesh in detail


Bargaining It's alright to bargain hard in public markets, but not at stores selling fixed-price goods and services.

Eating Food is always consumed with the right hand. It's considered courteous to say grace before meals. Wash your hands with water after eating.

Social Behaviour Apologise if you accidentally touch someone with your feet. It's impolite to point your feet at a person or a religious institution while sitting.

Travel Do not place soiled shoes on seats or berths. Try and queue while boarding an unreserved train or bus (although few of your co-passengers will!).

Worship Shoes must be taken off before entering religious institutions. Visitors must be modestly dressed. Women are expected to cover their heads with a scarf.