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

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We asked people in Oslo 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!...

"Asked waiters for the government instead of the bill for a couple years before learning that regeringen and regningen are different words," remarked another expat in Oslo, Norway.

"It is important to be aware of cultural norms when visiting Oslo. It is considered polite to greet people with a handshake and maintain eye contact during conversations. It is also important to dress conservatively, as clothing that is too revealing may be seen as inappropriate. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the local customs and traditions, and to respect them. For example, it is considered rude to talk loudly in public places, and it is important to be aware of the local laws and regulations. Finally, it is important to be aware of the local language, and to make an effort to learn some basic phrases," said a member in Oslo, Norway.

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