Similarities and differences

We had a really fun topic today! We talked about differences and similarities in our cultures. Again, I was especially excited to hear about Russian weird habits because I was expecting them to be quite similar as the Finnish ones. And I was right. We had sooo much in common with them it was quite funny. We both are kind of distant and we like our space. And of course the alcohol culture has a lot of similarities.

Simon told us about German culture and we compared things like hugging and kissing and when it is acceptable. We discovered we have some difference in how our need for personal space differ. Germans hug a lot more although kissing on the cheek is a bit weird there too. But German people also need space. Even though they might be a bit warmer to the touch, they still need permission to do that.

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