How to handle culture shock

What is it Culture shock is one major aspect of moving abroad that not alot of people go too much in detail to. It is "the anxiety and feelings (of surprise, disorientation, uncertainty, confusion, etc.) felt when people have to operate within a different and unknown culture such as one may encounter in a foreign [...]

Moving to Germany, 2 years later

As many people have asked, and continually do so, I have finally decided to sit down and answer a why German post. Coming from Hawaii to Munich always seems to baffle people in conversation, and when the initial shock is over questions about the expat experience come up. Where are you originally from? I was [...]

Playing about Paris

What better way to begin your first eurotrip than with a trip to Paris? and no no, I'm no spring chicken when it comes to the euro game, but my Californian cousin S sure is. She planned to finally get out of the country with a three week trip to stay with me, and naturally [...]

Abroad to America

Sorry for the post abscence, but my year has started off quite stressed. I had to go to America spontaneously for, unfortunately, a funeral. I had to go to my grandparents home in Alabama. It started out with a completely complicated flight but Three countries and three layovers later I arrived in the home of [...]

Perusing about Prague

" Youth is happy because it has had the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old" Franz Kafka I have read so many posts about how "magical" Prague is. Many people write about its "fairytale feeling" I must admit, that even in a frosty snowy wonderland of [...]