Don't sprinkle salt on your food. Spare the salt in #Egypt ☺ #interestingfacts #lingofacts

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When tucking into a meal in Egypt, by-pass the saltshaker. It’s insulting to your host to sprinkle salt on your food. If you have to season your plate, it means that you find the meal’s taste repulsive. Egyptian follow customs such as bringing gifts when visiting somebody’s home, taking your shoes off before you enter the house, and using your right hand to eat and greet.

Old people are highly respected members of the community; people are always willing to help the elderly, as their respect has been earned. If there is a single vacant place to sit on public transportation, you will find that everyone invites others to sit rather than themselves, indicating respect for other people.

Source: http://www.readersdigest.ca/travel/travel-tips/13-unusual-international-customs-you-never-knew-existed/4/, http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/guides/guide-to-egypt-etiquette-customs-culture-business/