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Cross Cultural Comparisons: First Names And Forms Of Address

Proper introductions get relationships off on the right foot. “Of all social forms, I find proper introductions to be the most difficult. The combination of unarticulated expectations, conventions, and motives creates great potential for unparalleled awkwardness.” ~ Prem Krishnamurthy NORTH AMERICA USA – Once you’re introduced to someone (besides the President and other lofty figures), you can […]

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A Guide To The Wonderful World Of Tapas

No self-respecting Spanish bar would risk being caught without an intriguing array of tapas arranged across its counter. These saucer-sized bites, as much a part of Spanish culture as the siesta and the fiesta, come in infinite varieties and, more often than not, are completely unidentifiable to the untrained eye. No self-respecting Spanish bar would risk being caught […]

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Spanish Cuisine And Eating Customs

One the first things that any tourist will quickly discover is that Spaniards have their own dining timeline which is very different from most countries. It is important to keep this in mind as you plan your activities and to take full advantage of the local cuisine. There is one phrase that you will often […]

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Guide To Etiquette In Spain

Eye contact in Spain is very important. However women should be careful with making eye contact with strangers, as it might signal interest of a romantic nature. Every country has its own culture, if you want to enjoy your trip to any country you choose to visit, it is wise that you learn a thing […]