CrazyChineseFamily 41 Comments I think the title is pretty much self-explanatory. Today I will touch this topic as we live now already for more than a year in Germany after living for nearly eight years in Finland. The years in Finland were surely exciting and we had no urge to move anywhere to soon however few months before Nathan was born we made from one day to another the decision to move to Germany.
As today we are experiencing globalization and the effects of a western culture all over the world, we might sometimes forget to consider the little differences in habits, politeness and general culture while traveling.
In fact, as a Finn studying French philology, I have been able to spot some amusing contrasts while I have been spending my time in France. The pre-drinks can end up during a few hours and include a lot of cheering and interesting discussions.
In fact, according to my experience it is very usual and polite in the Northern countries to take your shoes off when you enter to a private habitat. As a matter of fact, the French always wear their own slippers while they are home.
The bread and wiping your plate As we all know, the French love their baguette and get it fresh from the bakery every day. In fact, it is one of the most important parts of their diet.
Another tip to show you are enjoying your dinner is to wipe your plate carefully at the end.
According to my trustable French source, it might even be considered impolite if you forget to do that, as wiping the plate is thought to be a sign of enjoying the food.
First of all, in Finland we are very used to have our breakfast salty and we are taught to consider it as the most important meal of the day. This means that it has a considerable amount of our daily energy intake. On the contrary, the French love their breakfast sweet and light, as some of them completely skip it.
An ordinary breakfast would be for example, cake, croissant, toast with Nutella, bun or chocolate bread. Just be careful for not to eat too much to have space for lunch! One thing in common with these two cultures is that coffee seems to be the drink that keeps us all going.
La bise Last but not least I will give you a small summary of the French practise of greeting each other with kisses on the cheeks. This practice is known for a certain complicity of rules that depend completely on which part of France you are visiting. No matter what, I suggest you to not to worry, as the French are as confused as you whenever they happen to travel inside the country.
A general habit in the Northern France also in Parisis to greet with two kisses starting from the left cheek. That being said, your lips should not touch the cheek!The differences when it comes to the people between those two countries could be perhaps also explained that in Finland are barely 6million people living while in Germany there are over 80 million (both countries have roughly the same size) plus the very dark and depressing winters up in the north.
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