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A reader commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Prague, Czech Rep
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Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
Research about the place u r going to aka culture/mannerisms/language etc and know what ur in for. I'm an aussie chick and this has definitely been a challenge. You need to be open minded and remind yourself you will always have a home and you will miss this place once you step foot out of it. (Continue)
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Wow! My experience thus far has been 180 degree. Helps that my spouse is from Czech so I have someone to help me navigate. She also has been teaching me to learn the language as has a Pinseleur course. She gives me 2-3 "daily" words to learn and that has increased my word knowledge from zero to currently over 200 words. Czech people have been nicer to me then anybody USA! Eager to know my opinion concerning their Country and polite. Helps to understand their demeanor though. If you approach an unknown Czech with "Jak se mate?" They will find it rude of you. My wife adds who are you to want to know about me like that. They will be offended thus. To an American you just want to be nice but to a Czech that is too personal! Czech is also a VERY clean place. First thing I noticed. Also helps that I use to reside in Germany so I am very familiar with life in Europa and thus with traffic signs. Again it also helps to have a Czech spouse to navigate outside of Praha. Been to over 16 Czech cities and to Wineries in Monrovia that I never knew existed. Beautiful place and great if you love nature and the outdoors.
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