Community Web Version Now Available
how you get used to foreign customs?

Hi to all, Here i see a lot of people who travel or have traveled all around the world.
in a few months i will go to live abroad for the first time (London).
Among the thousands of questions that are currently in my head I want to ask how you can quickly get used to the uses of foreign countries you visited
I'm sorry for any errors in the text but as you can imagine i am still learning

Dec 15, 2014 9:24 PM
Comments · 4

Do in Roma as the Romans do. That is pretty useful for you to approach local lives and people. As for really getting used to local customs, I suppose it takes time to fit in with locals. But even you are used to local culture or customs, it does not indicate you can "identify with" the cuture you are living in. 

December 16, 2014

I am living in UK, but not London. Generally, the British people I met here are very friendly and polite. You don't have to worry too much. Well, the British people like to queue almost everywhere, to hold doors for others, to say lots of "sorry" and "thank you" in daily conversations. As I said, polite and friendly.  

December 16, 2014

Easy, you absorb how people behave and model the positive behavior. Works everywhere.

December 16, 2014

if you are from Italy, then UK is not really called "abroad", UK is also in EU, they have same festivals (Christmas, Easter Day...), maybe they biggest difference is language. From your writing, your English is not bad. So there is nothing to worry, you can try to make more British friends, and hang out with them, they can explain the customs to you easily.

December 16, 2014
Language Skills
English, Italian
Learning Language