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Reddit Asks the Question: 'What's the Biggest Cultural Shock You Have Ever Experienced?'

By Petr Knava | reddit | March 5, 2018 |

By Petr Knava | reddit | March 5, 2018 |


The world is a smorgasbord of habits, customs, and traditions. We are born into one set of them, and can go a whole lifetime without ever questioning that arbitrarily assigned lot. Travelling, and meeting people from other cultures, is one of the greatest joys there is. Even if—or sometimes precisely because of—the psychological whiplash that can ensue as a result of being confronted with an environment that is different to the one you know.

Reddit has explored this a few times by asking: ‘What’s the Biggest Cultural Shock You Have Ever Experienced?’

You can check out two of the threads here and here, but below are some highlights:

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Petr Knava lives in London and plays music

Petr is a staff contributor. You can follow him on Twitter.

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