Avoid an embarrassing cultural faux-pas whilst on your travels with our etiquette guide section. Read our 7 Cultural mistakes to avoid when traveling and 14 Weird laws from around the world to stay in the know!Don't drink the water Avoid the tap water at all costs. Trust me. Westerners are not well adapted to the bacteria in most Indian tap water. It can cause unwanted bowel activity, which is certainly embarrassing when trying to have a good time in an exotic land. Stick to drinking bottled water, at least until you get back home.