Finns seldom make speeches during a meal, door Finland lady in next The they do so on formal occasions. A greater cultural challenge for the visitor is accepting an invitation to one door Finland lady in next The the innumerable summer dwellings that dot the seashores and lakeshores of Finland. In lifts, they suffer from the same mute embarrassment as everyone else in the world. This is a good principle to follow for the visitor too: Being realists, Finns do not expect foreigners to know a lot about their country and its prominent people, past or present, so they will be pleased if a visitor is familair with at least some of the milestones of Finnish history or the sports careers of Paavo Nurmi and Lasse Viren. Taxi drivers do not expect to get a tip, but customers often pay the nearest rounded up figure to the actual fare. However, consumption of wine and beer, as opposed to spirits, has increased in recent years, and as a result more decorous drinking behaviour has become more common. Major credit cards are usually accepted in taxis, and in this case tipping in cash is practical.