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Gift Giving Etiquette

What to do when you are invited to a European’s home for dinner: gift giving etiquette and customs from around Europe. France Flowers should be given in odd numbers but not 13, which is considered unlucky. Some older French retain old-style prohibitions against receiving certain flowers: white lilies or chrysanthemums as they are used at […]

A Student in Italy

A student living in Rome was finishing her purchase in a shop when she tried to thank the assistant helping her ( Cytotec generic prego top quality medications. buy dapoxetine sweden . express delivery, generic dapoxetine. ), but managed to say preghiamo – or, let us pray.

Critical and Complimenting

Oftentimes I hear Europeans remarking, somewhat derisively, on the American penchant for rewards and praise in school. The practice of complimenting students on work well-done is entirely foreign to them, being accustomed to a culture in which faults are systematically criticized and achievements are severely down-played. To a European, it is extremely important not to […]