July 27, 2011

Norway: Norwegian Culture & Etiquette

Here is another nice and useful link for those who are planning to visit Norway.

* Note: I have absolutely no idea how updated the info is.I once bought two books about culture and gesture in other countries. When I showed the books to friends who were natives to those countries, they laughed. They said the book is so bad and so outdated that I should throw it away. For obvious reasons, I am not going to name the books. But I strongly suggest talking to a native about their country before visiting their country. For example, did you know that the "okay" gesture is considered offensive in some countries? I'd recommend not to make any gesture that may have good intention in the US, but represents the opposite in a foreign country. Just to be safe. Last thing you need is to offend your host or your waiter.

Norwegian Culture & Etiquette

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