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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!...

"When visiting Oslo, it is important to be respectful of the local culture and customs. An important cultural faux pas is to be loud and rowdy in public spaces or in restaurants. Norse people are accustomed to being quiet and respectful in public places so it is important to be mindful of one's volume and behavior. Additionally, it is considered impolite to wear outdoor shoes inside people’s homes or sacred places such as churches, so be sure to bring an extra pair of shoes for these occasions. Norway is a secular country, so avoid making innappropriate remarks about religion and politics. Lastly, it is important to respect nature and Norway's environmental laws, and to pick up after oneself when visiting parks and nature trails," remarked another expat who made the move to Oslo, Norway.

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

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