Chilean etiquette

Chilean etiquette

Chile is a country populated by very affectionate people, where a mix of kisses, handshakes and hugs are commonplace during everyday contact. Making eye-contact when speaking is of great importance, as is using titles (Senor/Senora) when addressing a person. Though be careful with your hands whilst talking, as many common hand gestures might be misinterpreted in Chile.

Dress conservatively when in cities and towns and be sure to cover up when visiting any place of worship – avoiding revealing clothing. Save the bikini for the beach!

Tips are commonplace, though especially in restaurants, even if there’s a service charge added to the bill. Tip approximately 15% or, when in a restaurant between 5% and 10% if there’s a service


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