Difference in cultures

Having lived and spent time in a few different countries in my life and worked in international environments, I find it interesting to observe the differences. As with most things, I see good and bad in all of them. No place is perfect! It’s what you find acceptable.

  • Crossing the road
  • In the U.K., cars stop when you stand in front of a crossing to let you pass. In Denmark, that is not the case. Not even when you walk with children. I find that strange?
    • Customer Services
  • In the USA and in the U.K., in most places you are greeted and well looked after. In Denmark, customer services is different. Often you have to ask waiters for their attention. Mind however that tipping is different. In the USA this can range up to 20%, in the U.K. 10-15% but in Denmark, this is very little if anything, so to some extent that makes sense.
    • Friendship
  • This is of course very subjective- as with everything I’ve written here- but it is quite tricky to make friends with Danish people. They are quite reserved and protective. If on the other hand you make friends with a Dane… my guess is that that friendship would last a lifetime!
  • These are just mere personal observations on my part. I fully realise that you cannot compare all to all and that this is a matter of personal opinion. Have you lived elsewhere or travelled and also noticed differences? It’s fascinating and to some extent you have to embrace the culture where you move to. Not everything of course, but I think it is important that you are flexible and adaptable!
  • Differences in culture is something I like to embrace… I recommend!
  • 2 thoughts on “Difference in cultures

      1. That I can understand. I’m Swedish and have spent many years in France, Belgium the U.K., some more countries and now in Denmark. There are always differences! Thank you for your comment 🙏🏻😌

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