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    As I wait for Universities to get back on my applications, I´d like to do some research: I have never been to the UK. I live in Peru. What are some things we do different?

    · Greeting People: We give a kiss on the cheek to women, shake hands with men.

    · Lifts: We stand close to the walls, looking at each other awkwardly.

    · Buses: Your stop is coming up? Scream "Getting down on x street!". Drivers usually compete for people (not public transport) so they drive like maniacs... better hold on to your sit (or anything you can).

    · Taxis: No meters. The driver tells you how much it costs to get you there before you hop in. You can usually negotiate the price. No tips.

    · Time: For most people "Lets meet at 5 pm" means "Lets meet at 6 pm".

    · Smoking(cigs): Only in open areas. Most people throw their butts on the street.

    · Friends: Even if you aren´t the best of friends, when you meet their parents they are automatically your aunt or uncle.

    · Tipping at restaurants: Usually around 10%

    · Getting ID´d: 100% of times at clubs, only if you look young when buying alcohol or cigarettes.

    · Am I missing anything important? Let me know!
 
 
 
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