What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Prague?
We asked people in Prague 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 mindful of cultural differences when visiting Prague. It is important to be respectful of local customs and traditions, and to dress appropriately. Avoid making negative comments about the Czech Republic or its people, as this can be seen as offensive. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the local customs when it comes to tipping. In Prague, it is not customary to tip in restaurants, so it is best to check with the establishment before leaving a tip. Finally, it is important to be aware of the local laws and regulations, and to respect them," explained one expat living in Prague, Czechia.
"I worked very hard to learn a few essential phrases only to be told that the other person does not speak English. There are not as many english speakers as you have been led to believe," said another expat in Prague, Czech Rep.
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What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Prague?If you live in Prague, newcomers to Prague would love to hear your answer to this question.