Infographic: A Night Out in 31 Countries

W hen traveling, you might notice that dinner time in different countries is different that the time people typically eat dinner where you reside. You might also notice that they use implements to eat meals different that those which you use…

…and what alcoholic beverages do people drink compared to where you live — and at what average quantity?

Infographic: A Night Out in 31 Countries

Wonder no more, as Expedia.ca contains an infographic — created by the good people at NeoMam Studios in the United Kingdom — in this article which illustrates what a night out in 31 different countries is like…

…and it seems that people in Saudi Arabia eat at 11:00, which is the latest time of the 31 countries; that Russians drink the most beer, wine and spirits in liters per capita; and that there are at least six countries where people eat with their right hand as a “utensil” of sorts.

Why should the right hand be used in countries such as India? “In India, as all across Asia, the left hand is for wiping your bottom, cleaning your feet and other unsavory functions (you also put on and take off your shoes with the left hand), while the right hand is for eating, shaking hands and so on. (makes sense for Hygiene!)”, according to this article pertaining to cultural hints and etiquette.

A night out in 31 countries infographic

Source: Expedia.ca.

Summary

I can eat dinner at virtually any time of the day; so that basically does not affect me whenever I travel. I do not drink alcoholic beverages; so I cannot comment on that…

…and I have been known to use chopsticks rather effectively — down to the last grain of rice.

I am curious as to what the charts would look like if more countries were added — but then again, that might detract from the simplicity of the infographic overall.

Please feel free to add food and beverage customs — from either where you live or where you visited — in the Comments section below which you may believe should have been added to the infographic.

On Safari in Kenya, I enjoyed a fantastic “box lunch” — and utensils were used despite the tradition of Kenyans eating with both hands, according to the infographic. Yes, there were utensils available at dinner, too. Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.


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