Author: Dee Lee (CultureMee Founder and CEO)
This quote from author George Mikes gives us some insight into English table manners.
It is true that the English have good table manners, but actually the most important dining etiquette rule when coming to England is to understand the practice of buying rounds. It is an insult of the highest order not to buy someone back a round!
Culturally speaking, people from London, much like the rest of the England, are reasonably indirect and have a fetish for queues. But like many capital cities it is its own island, especially when you look at how multicultural it is.
This vibrant mix of ethnicities gives London its own dynamic energy and eclectic nooks and crannies. In short, London has something for everyone!
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 John 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 the “Big Ben” in London isn’t a tower? It is actually the bell inside the tower that is called “Big Ben”. The tower itself is called “The Elizabeth Tower”.