You’re new to a country, you go out for a nice meal. Great food, great service. The bill comes and… Dilemma. Do people leave tip here? How much do I leave? Are the staff well paid already? With so many tipping customs in so many different countries how do you make sure that you’re not overspending your hard earned cash? Or worse make sure that the waiter won’t chase you down the street?
Here at Sirelo we’ve asked our expat guru’s about all things tipping to make sure you’re not caught short.
Moving to a new country can lead to a variety of new experiences. When moving you expect to see the cultural differences between the host country and your own, but what you don’t usually expect to encounter is new cultural consciousnesses with 6 other countries. In this blog I will discuss the strange and wonderful things faced with living in a foreign country with international students. From dancing around trees to drinking a lot of beer.
Japan can seem like an interesting destination to choose to move to, the language is difficult and isn’t a typical tourist destination to visit. That being said Japan has many wonderful features that make it a perfect location to migrate to for many. This blog will talk about the culture shocks experienced first hand, from traditional festivals to common pranks carried out.
My first impression of the US was that everything I had seen in the movies and the TV shows was more or less true. My host family were very open and very friendly. It was not hard at all to get included in everything. The first week I was already going to family meetings and meeting the friends of my host family. They just included me right away. In Germany, where I am from and in other Scandinavian countries, I feel that there would have been a distance, but that was not the case with my host family.
Lyon is a fantastic city for both expats and travellers for many reasons. From it’s energetic population, to it’s beautiful scenery, Lyon offers a dynamic lifestyle to all it’s inhabitants. Keep reading if you want to learn more about why you should live in Lyon from someone who has made the move!
My first impression of Sweden was that it was beautiful and very colourful, I loved the nature there. I lived in the south of Sweden in a city called Malmö. It is a popular city, especially due to the fact that it experiences the warmest climate in the country. Malmö is a sort of a melting pot of different cultures, you can find Polish, Arabic and Swedish all in one shop.