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Into the Culture Shock

My arduous entry into the corrupt world of developing nations began when I landed at the Jakarta airport a couple of years ago. I’d been prepared by my school to expect to pay bribes for the privilege of being released through security. 877 more words

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Culture shock is such a pain.

The worst part is not even what most people think it is, in my definition. Sure, there’s the kind of ‘oohhh this is different here, CULTURE SHOCK!!’ definition of the term, which can get to you but overall is not so troublesome. 357 more words


Transition Shock

Transition shock is a norm for someone on the mission field. Look it up! (Yes, I know it is used for nursing often but it is much broader than that field.) 276 more words

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Istanbul (part I) / first encounter with Asia

I went to Istanbul in the last week of November, 2014. Because I took quite a lot of photos, especially when I went to Rome a week later, and with Christmas, work etc. 1,378 more words


Culture Shock, the Taj Mahal and an Angry Mob

While living in Japan and during my travels across Asia, I was keenly aware of my being ‘different’ but it was always manageable and in some ways worked to my advantage- but it wasn’t until travelling to India for the first time that I really experienced ‘culture shock’. 948 more words


...and then life happened.

Sick baby :(

A photo posted by Sara Johnson (@bysarajohnson) on Mar 24, 2015 at 8:27am PDT

Remember a couple weeks ago when I blogged about a new schedule…

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Culture Shock in the Philippines

Oh hey!

My trip to Manila in January 2014 was a short but fun one. Memories were abundance during our 4 days stay there and so was the walking! 827 more words