Culture: 40 and Holding Hands with Culture Shock

Charging for air and water at a local gas station. WTF?! Good thing was that they realized how silly that was and you only had to let them know so that they could turn on the machines.

For the first time in over 20 years, I’ve celebrated a birthday in the presence of my parents. This has been coupled with the return to living life in the country of my birth and has been a strange, emotional, exciting journey. The first noticeable sign that I was back, however, was the culture shock. …

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