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What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
If they speak another language in your new country, do you speak the language? If yes, did you learn the language before you moved or while abroad? If no, are you planning to learn the language?
No....I am however leaning the language but my wife speaks the language.
Were you worried or concerned about culture shock before you moved abroad?
no...I was actually looking forward to something new...
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How significant was the culture shock you experienced when you moved abroad?
Expats often talk about going through the "stages of culture shock." Examples include the honeymoon phase, the irritation-to-anger stage, the rejection of the culture stage, and the cultural adjustment phase. Do you feel like you went through these or any other stages as you settled into the new culture?
I went through most of the different stages of culture shock...now in acceptance phase...
What, if any, were some of the changes you noticed in yourself that might have been caused by culture shock? These might include things such as anger, depression, anxiety, increased eating or drinking, frustration, homesickness, etc.
some anger...which tapered off...
What are some things you appreciate most about the new culture?
how progressive they are
What are the most challenging aspects of the new culture?
That pedestrians do not get the right away...
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If your a party guy looking for party girls and your on a short vacation, then you will have fun, but if your a guy looking for a serious girl, plan to have to take weeks to get to know a girl before you can do anything serious on a relationship scale. English knowledge is here but its only a small percentage that speak english.