"Westerners may be annoyed with..." Riga Region Local Custom Tip by vilkas

Riga Region Local Customs: 26 reviews and 17 photos

Westerners may be annoyed with slow service and taciturn waiters or clerks in stores and restaurants. 'Service with a smile' and 'The customer is always right' are maxims alien to former Communist countries - and the Baltic peoples are usually a reserved lot anyway. This takes some getting used to, but don't take it personally. They are trying just as hard to get used to western tourists that often seem overbearing and condescending.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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