Etiquette

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Number of Flowers Poland and Russia

Always make sure to count the number of flowers you give someone when in Russia or Poland. Even number of flowers symbolize death and are a funeral custom.

Go to the sauna in Finland

Saunas are the preferred way to relax and socialize in Finland. Family gatherings or even business meeting can be followed up with an invite to let off some steam in a local sauna.  There are more than 1 Sauna for every 3 people in Finland (over two million). That’s more Saunas than cars. It is […]

Don’t insult chef in Portugal

In Portugal, if you ask for salt and pepper, ketchup or any seasoning to be added to your food, you are insulting the chef.  Taste your food before seasoning it.  

Phone etiquette in Brazil

In mid-conversation or in meetings, you can expect people to answer their cellphones when in Brazil. It’s considered rude to not answer a phone call, even if it is to at least say you will call back. Interrupting someone for this purpose isn’t considered rude.

Good hygiene in Thailand

When in Thailand you shouldn’t be surprised if someone picks their nose in public or even while talking to you. It can happen at any time and anywhere, and it’s considered a good hygiene to do so. 

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