Culture Shock Abroad – Episode 41 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Culture shock is a funny thing. I've experienced it a few times, particularly in Asia and Africa where the cultures are more different to my own, and there have been times when it's kind of taken the wind out of my sails and I've had a day or so feeling a bit uncomfortable in a new place. Luckily … [Read more...]

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 12 – Culture Clash! Something’s Different Here

Discovering different cultures is one of the main reasons I love to travel, and I suspect that's the same for many of you as well. Tales of culture shock and cultural differences are at times entertaining, and at other times quite tricky to navigate, and we cover the whole gamut in this newest … [Read more...]

The shock of no culture shock on arriving in Germany

When I first moved overseas to Japan, I definitely experienced a degree of culture shock, as anyone who's been to Japan can understand - they do lots of things differently there. I soon adjusted and loved living this different life, and when I moved on to Slovakia I found another complete set of … [Read more...]

Culture shock in Japan: My pre-Japan nightmares!

It's all too easy for me, when I hear people talking about their fears and concerns about travelling to foreign countries, to dismiss their worries and just tell them to go out and do it. I've experienced lots of different cultures and foods and languages and customs and I have learnt that there is … [Read more...]