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Culture Schock

15 comments · save · last comment by Selina M. 4 years ago

Alexe G

Alexe G.

MONTREAL,
Canada

1912 posts

I've travelled a lot and it hasn't ever happened to me, I love being in new places.

Howevaaaa, in 21 days I'm in Peru on a humanitarian trip and I've never been in conditions like that before. Limited electricity, no bathrooms, no running water, run down houses and I can just barely get by in Spanish.

so, I'm thinking this time I might be in for a shock. Anyone ever experience something like this?

over 9 years ago

#1
Chloe A

Chloe A.

MINNESOTA,
United States

3839 posts

yeah, sometimes when I travel out of state, people say "soda" or "coke" instead of "pop" and I have no idea what they're talking about.

0 · January 31, 2010

#3
Camille .

Camille ..

NEW YORK CITY,
United States

1810 posts

haha i'm gonna get a lot of shit for this, but when i moved to new york, it was a pretty big culture shock.

0 · January 31, 2010

#4
Alyssa C.

Alyssa C.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA,
United States

24 posts

@Chloe A.

Haha, I once went with a friend to visit her family in Minnesota and thought it was so weird that they say pop instead of soda.

0 · January 31, 2010

#6
Diana Antonia

Diana A.

GOTHENBURG,
Sweden

1724 posts

Morocco was pretty diffrent to Sweden.
A small culture shock, but I loved it there.

I was in a city called Fês and in the Medina (the old part of the town) it was no cars at all. It's the biggest town in the wold without any vehicles. Everything was transported with horses or donkeys. The town was beautiful and filled with mosaic and cats. And the best part was that it was not a tourist place. I think we met like five other tourists and we were there for a week.

I want to go back!

0 · January 31, 2010

#7
Ron McQuade

Ron M.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

206 posts

I got culture shock moving from Japan to Germany. Holidays were fine but living here was something else altogether.

0 · January 31, 2010

#8
Alexe G

Alexe G.

MONTREAL,
Canada

1912 posts

Haha, that's so great though, that you ended up taking in the culture.

0 · January 31, 2010

#9
Alexe G

Alexe G.

MONTREAL,
Canada

1912 posts

@Chloe A.

Nooooo, you say "pop"? that' so weiiiird to me

0 · January 31, 2010

#10
Alexe G

Alexe G.

MONTREAL,
Canada

1912 posts

and me I'm hoping.

0 · January 31, 2010

#11
Ellis Dee

Ellis D.

VANCOUVER,
Canada

7596 posts

I had a nervous breakdown while I was visiting Chicago; something about seeing starving calts dying on the side walk while fat people meander around stuffing themselves with cheese burgers and KFC. I ended up freaking out on the Loop and stabbing my sketch book with a paint pen until the angry mania somehow magically transformed itself into overwhelming happiness & joy. I was laughing like a mad man for about 10 mins, I thought it felt like 30 seconds.

0 · January 31, 2010

#12
John S

John S.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

360 posts

LA was kind of a culture shock the first time... all the driving and the lack of a 'centre' and the Ed Hardy boob job clones... it's so very different to the UK. I don't think other places I've ever had much of a culture shock though, sure they've been different but I've kind of anticipated it - sometimes more so than necessary.

0 · January 31, 2010

#14
Tanya1 H

Tanya1 H.

BIRMINGHAM,
United Kingdom

427 posts

My culture shock was in Turkey, I'm in love with this country but I had to get into a habit of not putting toilet paper down the toilet as it could block the toilet.

0 · April 7, 2015

#15
Selina M

Selina M.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

5711 posts

how the bus drivers are so nice and friendly in the netherlands

0 · April 10, 2015

  

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