We all know that we don’t pat the back of a colleague in Korea to thank them for a “job well done”. Or eat with your left hand in India, or sip vodka in Russia. In many countries, these actions are harmless. But in others, they can give a wrong impression or cause offense.

In fact, whatever culture you’re from, it’s likely that you routinely do something that could cause offense somewhere else in the world. So here is:

A primer on how to avoid mistakes in Cote d’Ivoire

Although the country was previously referred to in English as “Ivory Coast”, the country has requested that it be called “Côte d’Ivoire” (the equivalent in French). Pronouncing it “Coat di-VWAR” is close enough for an English-speaking person.

With this, you had the primer on key facts about Cote d’Ivoire, and key facts on culture and customs. Another important part of the culture is the local food and the local drinks. Make sure you read our posts on Cote d’Ivoire food and drinks:

Local food you should try in Cote d’Ivoire and No miss drinks in Cote d’Ivoire.

Other tips that you’d like to share on mistakes to avoid in Cote d’Ivoire? Please comment below.