Local traditions and culture in Corsica

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  • Tipping is normally expected...

    by SusanneBeck Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Tipping is normally expected in restaurants and hotels even though a service charge is included in the bill. Taxi drivers and tourist guides expect tips too. 10% is the average amount given.

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  • French is the official...

    by SusanneBeck Written Sep 7, 2002

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    French is the official language in Corsica but Corsicans also speak their own dialect which is a mixture of French and Italian. I was a little worried about going to Corsica and having problems with the dialect but it was fine when I was there. Apart from road signs having French and Corsican names on them, the dialect wasn't really noticeable and everyone spoke French.

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  • KISS KISS! The first thing I...

    by SusanneBeck Written Sep 7, 2002

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    KISS KISS! The first thing I noticed about Corsican culture is the way people greet each other with a kiss on each cheek. I found this very strange and hard to get used to. I hated it! After a while, I got used to it, especially after realising I got to kiss every good looking french man I met!

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  • Businesses and shops are...

    by SusanneBeck Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Businesses and shops are usually open from 9 - noon and then again from 3 or 4 till 7. On a Sunday, most places are closed though bakeries are often open in the morning. In peak season, times may vary.

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    Muuuu...

    by satara Written Jul 8, 2005

    Another lovely family on the road...:)
    Stay attention when you drive, these animals are completely free and usually there's no relative signs on the roads.

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