Dating customs in other cultures

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One thing that a traveler to another country notices is that the rules for saying hello are very complicated, and can be quite different than the way it is at home.

When I've traveled, I've found it quite easy to get it wrong.

At least fifty surviving English churches are of Anglo-Saxon origin, although in some cases the Anglo-Saxon part is small and much-altered.

All except one timber church are built of stone or brick, and in some cases show evidence of reused Roman work.

I've skipped over all that in my list, because I want to stretch us. Then again, maybe you think some of these greetings are really odd. ")Central African Republic -- good friends slap rights hands, then grab each other's middle finger using a thumb and middle finger, then "snap" the other person's finger.

Sounds painful, but I'd love to have someone show me how it's done.(emailed from a reader): Among the Ngoni-Tumbuka people of Northern Malawi, one greets by either shaking hands and saying: " Mwauka uli? The positive response is: "tauka makora" Literally: "We woke up well" (we is used as respect not numbers).

In early modern times there was an influence from Renaissance architecture until by the 18th century Gothic forms of architecture had been abandoned and various classical styles were adopted.

As culturally diverse as the world is, there's so much to learn from each other about dying and grieving.

Gaining a better understanding of the beliefs and practices of people around the world offers another way to connect and develop mutual respect for one another.

Explore what various cultures around the world have in common, as well as particular customs that makes each one unique.

Grieving and burial practices are unique around the world.

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