One of the most challenging aspects of living abroad, I believe, comes not from loneliness or the struggle to fit in, but from the many clash encounters that will leave you mystified, long after you have returned home. Such encounters are the ones you experience where, despite your best efforts to make them positive, they […]
When cultures clash, one of two things can happen: frustration, animosity, disdain for the other side; or with a little understanding of the beliefs and values motivating the behavior of each side, surprise, and something like hilarity. In most cases, the expectations of each side are simply not met, or worse, thoroughly oppose. This can lead to amusing anecdotes when one digs a little deeper into the confusion.
This is a blog that aims to dig.