If you shop for a home overseas, work habits in many countries may be different from what you are used to. For example, in Spain, the siesta is sacred. People work from early morning until 1:30 p.m., and then in the evening from 5 p.m. on. From 3 p.m. until 4:30 – 5 p.m. its siesta time (sometimes longer in the summer heat). Of course Mexicans like to siesta too. In Italy many people have a late lunch and then catch up on their sleep. In China and Japan,, taking a nap isn’t considered a sign of laziness, but that the employee is putting in long hours and working hard.