When you arrive to someone’s house here in Paraguay, you don’t walk right up to the front door and knock. Instead you stand at the edge of their porch and clap. If they don’t come to the door, you can try to clap again louder and say hello to see if they just didn’t hear you the first time.
Several times there has been someone at my house and I didn’t realize it until I just happened to walk out into my kitchen and see them. I am not quite used to listening for the clapping, so I think that is the main reason I miss it, though we do almost always have a fan too on which drowns out a lot of noise!
How do you announce your arrival to someone’s home in the country where you live? I’d love to hear!