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Reculturalization shock and the case for de-enculturation

It’s been only a week after three years away from the place I have always called home. However, this past week has challenged my concept of home and the things I have always thought to define it. 1,036 more words


French Culture Shock

In reading up on coming to France, I thought I was pretty well-prepared for things to be different. But, as I soon discovered, there are only so many things you can really learn by running through all the google search results for “what to know before traveling to France”. 2,147 more words

How One American Expat Celebrates the 4th of July Outside the United States

How One American Expat Celebrates the 4th of July Outside the United States

An interview with the author of ‘Oh God, My Wife Is German…
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A Drop in the Ocean-- Becoming a Tourist in My Own Backyard

I rode on the back of a fourteen hundred horse-power boat on a supposed “Whale Tour”. We were one of the three boats that summer that would not see any whales, but it didn’t really matter. 564 more words


The Taiwan Experience and What to Expect.

My husband and I moved to Taiwan recently to find work teaching English. I decided to list some pros and cons about our experiences so far in Taiwan. 1,034 more words


Taking chances here and there

When I was in middle school, I wanted to be a truck driver. Out on the open road like BJ and the Bear, without a care in the world except my haul. 1,035 more words

Culture Shock, Travel Burnout & Learning Curves.

Up there on one of the top tips I’d give someone heading off an a long-term backpacking trip is this:

Always think carefully when transferring money. 453 more words