What it means to be punctual around the globe

It’s OK to be late in (most parts of) India, Greece, and Morocco, but you have to have a spare minute in Japan and a spare ten in Germany.

Check out an infographic that breaks it all down here (from Mr Gamez).


Author: Akanksha Singh

Twenty-something travel addict || Likes: coffee, sarcasm, the Oxford comma, blue skies, and cobblestone roads. || Dislikes: rudeness, carrots, and pigeons (read: winged-rats with satanic eyes).

4 thoughts on “What it means to be punctual around the globe”

  1. Depends what it’s for; it doesn’t do to be ten minutes late for a train in Germany, because it usually left ten minutes ago. There are some people who think it’s not on to be punctual for a party or something, because ‘it looks as if you’re frightened of missing out on something’. But, to be ‘fashionably late’ for a play or concert or something is plain bad manners.

    I remember André Rieu’s line ‘We came all the way from Holland, but we got here on time!’ 😀

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    1. I can’t believe you like Andre Rieu! I’m a massive fan! (Have you seen him performing and conducting the waltz written by Anthony Hopkins?)

      Interesting about the not looking to eager / having FOMO thing– that applies in Germany, too? Who knew!


  2. I saw the Anthony Hopkins thing live in Maastricht! And, I saw the cinecast & bought the DVD. (We’ve been to 5 of his live concerts, attend the cinecast every year, and have a whole shelf-ful of his DVDs)

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