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

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We asked people in Karlsruhe 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!...

"Um, try asking what hand motions are considered 'inappropriate' or might have an ulterior meaning," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Karlsruhe, Germany.

"It is important to be aware of cultural differences when visiting Karlsruhe. To avoid making a cultural faux pas, it is important to be mindful of the local customs and etiquette. For example, it is considered rude to be late for appointments or social engagements, so it is important to arrive on time. Additionally, it is important to dress appropriately for the occasion, as dressing too casually or too formally can be seen as disrespectful. Furthermore, it is important to be aware of the local language and to avoid speaking English unless it is necessary. Finally, it is important to be respectful of the local culture and to avoid making any jokes or comments that could be seen as offensive," commented one expat who made the move to Karlsruhe, Germany.

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