Mind your manners in Southeast Asia with these etiquette tips
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Another tip, if you are a woman travelling in Thailand, please don't be insulted if people call you "sir" instead of miss or madam. My best friend and I were travelling there a few years back. We are both fairly tall women (6'2" and 5"10"). The people at the hotel and in the surrounding area kept calling us "sir". My friend was really insulted and kept telling them that we were women. We were later told that it is a sign of respect to call you "sir".
It would be great to understand cultural differences and take them in mind when traveling to avoid misunderstandings. However, I think Southeast Asian are, in general, quite pacific and hospitable. They will be more tolerate to foreigners.
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