Category: Expat Life

Tipping in the United States

One thing is guaranteed to get me flustered… tipping in the United States. It’s hard to know when and how much, but I think I’ve finally got the hang of it, even if I still find it extremely awkward. Anyone who’s performing a service is expecitng a tip over here, and it’s definitely not optional […]

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Americans: Are the Stereotypes true?

We all have preconceptions about other countries, and let’s face it: America doesn’t have the greatest reputation overseas. Let me be clear here: when I say “Americans” I’m talking about North Americans. Down under in little New Zealand we tend to generalize and North Americans are usually just “Americans”, and if you’re from say Brazil […]

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