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

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We asked people in Tallinn 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!...

"I went into Sauna with a towel. Everyone is supposed to go completely naked together. It's normal here. I was laughed at because I felt weird hanging out naked with a bunch of guys. Now it doesn't even phase me since it is part of the culture," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Tallinn, Estonia.

"It is important to be respectful of local customs and traditions when visiting Tallinn. It is considered rude to be late for appointments or social engagements, so it is important to be punctual. It is also important to dress modestly and conservatively, as revealing clothing is considered inappropriate. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the local language and to avoid speaking loudly in public. Finally, it is important to be respectful of local religious beliefs and to avoid making jokes or comments about them," commented one expat who made the move to Tallinn, Estonia.

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

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