Author: John Lee (CultureMee Co-founder)
This Greek proverb gives a window into Greece, for what is Greece if not a country full of hospitable Greeks who always have their doors open.
The first thing you’ll notice when you land here in Athens is the passion of the locals. You will see they are quite comfortable openly displaying their emotions in a very vocal way and enjoy making great use of hand and face gestures when communicating.
So if you’re from a quiet, reserved culture, then prepare yourself, as pauses during conversation are as rare as hen’s teeth!
This example goes to the heart of why we started CultureMee, our free app which helps you embrace culture when travelling abroad.
So what is CultureMee?
High level, we help you unlock the local culture, including basic do’s and don’ts, dining etiquette and business culture (useful when negotiating in the local markets!).
We also provide lots of handy travel advice for typical traveller frustrations such as visas, vaccinations and plugs.
We recently launched a video platform, which will put you in the driving seat to give your own perspective on culture.
For anyone still hungry for more, we’ve got plenty of fun facts you keep you entertained. Did you know the unibrow is considered a highly attractive feature in women in Tajikistan?
Join us on our journey to help bring culture to the world, one traveller at a time.
To see one of our culture inspiration videos, see:
To see Dee and I explain our CultureMee app, visit http://culturemee.com/videos/video.html?id=r1ab7fa452cb0fca087175f5b204d5b1.
P.S. Here’s one more of our CultureMee fun facts, did you know that giving someone a wave in Greece with an open palm is seen as insulting?