"Body Talk" Bali Local Custom Tip by Poquita

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#Don't touch or pat the head of a Balinese person. The head is considered the holiest part of the body.
#At the other end of things, the feet are considered unclean, so don't rest them on tables etc.
#The left hand is generally used to wipe the bottom, so hence is unclean. Don't use it to give or receive money, objects etc.
#Apart from shaking hands, there is minimal physical contact between men & women.
#Talking to someone with your hands on your hips is impolite and considered a sign of aggression.
#Don't point at people only objects or to indicate direction. The correct way to call someone over is to use your whole hand, extended with a downward waving motion.*

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  • Written Jun 9, 2008
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