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

The people of Angola are stoics. They have a deep understanding of patience, and avoid blaming the difficulties the country faces on the fact that there was war. In fact, Angolans behave as if there was no war although it is deep rooted in every Angolan. Music is the heart and soul of every Angolan, and can be heard every where with anything used as an excuse to party.


Angola has a wide range of music, mainly Kuduro, Kizomba, Semba, and Tarrachinha; the latter being more sensual than all the others. In all, it is safe to say that Angolans are fun loving people with a thirst for more of what life has to give.

Smiling around natives is incredibly important it shows respect also avoid criticism on the way Angola is or talking about the war around natives.

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

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

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