Contrary to popular opinion, England is not the ridiculously polite nation that people think it is. Sure, we have made-up rules such as not speaking on public transport but no one’s going to start duelling with umbrella’s if you start a conversation on a bus. As long as you offer a cup of tea to guests every half an hour and don’t burn down anyone’s home you’re golden.

But what behaviour is considered polite in other nations? Zen Desk have compiled an etiquette guide to help you remain respectful and culturally appropriate in 10 different countries.

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