Earlier in the week my class had a lesson on Cultural Dos and Don’ts. We learnt about what to do and what not to do when traveling in different countries. Apparently, you should use both hands when giving something to an older person in Korea; it shows respect.
In Arabic countries, you shouldn’t open a present in front of the person who gave it to you, according to the textbook. Our Syrian student disagreed. And all the Brazilians said you have to open a present immediately or the giver will presume you’re not interested.
What do you think? Let us know about your customs, or tell us what you find strange about Ireland, or any other country you’ve visited.
My Scottish boss thinks it’s very Irish to say bye … bye … bye, bye b’bye bye bye, BYE. But I would never do that, so See Ya.