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What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Sao Paulo?

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We asked people in Sao Paulo if they could share any humorous cultural blunders they commited. For new expats, keep in mind that these incidents are an inevitable part of expat life. Learning to laugh about them is the key!...

"It is important to be aware of cultural differences when visiting Sao Paulo. It is important to be respectful of local customs and traditions, and to be mindful of the language barrier. Avoid making assumptions about the culture or people, and be sure to dress appropriately for the occasion. It is also important to be aware of the local customs regarding physical contact, as it is considered inappropriate to touch someone without their permission. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the local customs regarding tipping, as it is not customary to tip in Brazil. Finally, it is important to be aware of the local customs regarding public displays of affection, as it is considered inappropriate to show affection in public," wrote a member who made the move to Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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"Yes. Here they call "gaiolas" to the bird cells, and the word gaiolas in Spanish is "spank the monkey, hehehe," explained one expat living in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Sao Paulo?

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