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

Always ask before you take a photo of anyone. Some Gambians have certain beliefs about having their picture taken, in particular by a stranger.

With this, you had the primer on key facts about Gambia, 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 Gambia food and drinks:

Local food you should try in Gambia and No miss drinks in Gambia.

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