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It's fair to say the general rules of hospitality are universally observed in households across
the globe. That said, individual countries might follow some cultural conventions foreign to
outsiders. Respecting those will make visitors better guests.

Germans are punctual people, so here's a valuable piece of advice
when you're spending time in their country: Don't be late. The
phrase "fashionably late" has no meaning in Germany. If for some
unavoidable reason you're not going to make it on time for a gettogether, call the host and offer your apologies in advance.
Source: fluentu.com

Instead of a handshake, it's common in Thailand to greet
someone with a wai, which is a gesture in which your hands
are placed together at chest level as if you are praying. To
show more respect, raise the wai even higher, to the level of
your chin or nose. A wai at forehead level is usually done only
at temples or when greeting a monk or an elder.
Source: theculturetrip.com

If you're the shy type or have a tendency to get tongue-tied,
watch where you sit when attending a dinner party in a
Swedish home. It's customary for the person sitting closest to
the hosts to deliver some words of thanks and praise on behalf
of all the guests. The custom is for the man to the left of the
hostess to give the speech. If the affair is only for women or
men, the duty falls to the guest seated to the right of the host.
Source: relocatetosweden.com

It's appropriate to bring a small gift when invited to a Mexican
home for dinner. Flowers are fine, but don't bring marigolds, which
symbolize death. Also, red flowers should be avoided because
they're sometimes associated with witchcraft. If that's too
confusing, consider bringing chocolate, which is always welcome.
Source: sfgate.com

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