AGS Worldwide Movers

Expat Advice: Culture Shock in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Tegucigalpa

Did you receive any cross-cultural training for your move abroad? If yes, was it before or after the move?

I had visited many times.

Expats in Honduras may get a free expat health insurance quote from our partner Allianz Care, whose plans ensure that you have access to quality healthcare whenever you need it. Allianz's flexible solutions allow you to tailor your cover to meet your needs and budget. Get a Quote

Expats in Honduras may get a free expat health insurance quote from our partner Allianz Care, a leader in international insurance for expatriates. Allianz's plans ensure that you have access to quality healthcare whenever you need it. Their flexible solutions allow you to tailor your cover to meet your needs and budget..

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?

I speak enough to get by. Learned most before I moved. But there are many people willing to help you here.

Were you worried or concerned about culture shock before you moved abroad?

No. I love the culture.

Moving to Honduras?

Get FREE quotes from up to 6 international movers from The Relocator. Save up to 50% on your move to Honduras! The Relocator offers an easy and free service to receive quotes from renowned and certified movers worldwide. They only work with qualified moving companies. Over 500 movers worldwide have already joined their service to help you get the best price and service for your international move. Get your moving quotes.

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?

Not really. Key to living in Honduras is have lots and lots of patience. Then, life can be great.

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.

More happiness. More relaxed.

What are some things you appreciate most about the new culture?

You can slow down and enjoy life. I love how people are so friendly and take time for one another.

What are the most challenging aspects of the new culture?

Use lots of common sense. Be aware. Crime rate is high.

Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?

Slow down, relax, and enjoy.

Talk with Expats in Honduras

If you're not involved in our Honduras Forum, it's a great place to meet others in your area, get answers to questions about moving to Honduras or offer advice to a newcomer.

More about Honduras

Expats-Talk-About-The-Biggest-Challenges-They-Face-Living-in-Latin-America

Expats Talk About The Biggest Challenges They Face Living in Latin America

Expats talk about some of the biggest challenges they've faced living in Latin America. Whether you're moving to Panama City or Punta del Este, this article is a must read to help you prepare (hint: you'll be much happier if you learn the language) and adjust your expectations (realities: the roads are rough, the pace of life is slower and bureaucracy is unavoidable). Despite all of the challenges, the list of what expats like about life in Latin America far exceeds the challenges.

Expats talk about some of the biggest challenges they've faced living in Latin America. Whether you're moving to Panama City or Punta del Este, this article is a must read to help you prepare (hint:...

9-Things-to-Know-Before-Moving-to-Honduras

Moving to Honduras

If you're moving to Honduras, this must-read article covers healthcare, best places to live, culture shock, crime and much more.

If you're moving to Honduras, this must-read article covers healthcare, best places to live, culture shock, crime and much more. ...

6-Best-Places-to-Live-in-Honduras

6 Best Places to Live in Honduras

When people talk about the best places to live in Honduras, you'll often hear Roatan and La Ceiba. But, our list also includes 4 lesser-known places to live in Honduras from a remote island to a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

When people talk about the best places to live in Honduras, you'll often hear Roatan and La Ceiba. But, our list also includes 4 lesser-known places to live in Honduras from a remote island to a UNESC...

5-Important-Tips-about-Healthcare-for-Expats-in-Honduras

5 Important Tips about Healthcare for Expats in Honduras

Health care in Honduras is an especially important topic for expatriates living there. It is critical to carefully consider the area you move to and what that choice will mean for your individual health. International health insurance is a must.

Health care in Honduras is an especially important topic for expatriates living there. It is critical to carefully consider the area you move to and what that choice will mean for your individual hea...

10-Tips-for-Living-in-Honduras

10 Tips for Living in Honduras

Expats offer tips and insight into what it's like to live in Honduras. The discuss crime in Honduras, the slow pace of life, culture shock, where to live in Honduras and more.

Expats offer tips and insight into what it's like to live in Honduras. The discuss crime in Honduras, the slow pace of life, culture shock, where to live in Honduras and more. ...

The Relocator International Moving Quotes

Write a Comment about this Expat Report

Sign In to post a comment.
addacomment
Allianz Care Expat Health InsuranceExpatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for health insurance from our partner, Allianz Care.
Get a Quote

Honduras Forum Honduras Forum
Join our Honduras forum to meet other expats and talk about living in Honduras.

Living in Honduras GuideLiving in Honduras Guide

Expats offer tips and insight into what it's like to live in Honduras. The discuss crime in Honduras, the slow pace of life, culture shock, where to live in Honduras and more.

Moving to HondurasMoving to Honduras Guide

If you're moving to Honduras, this must-read article covers healthcare, best places to live, culture shock, crime and much more.

Best Places to Live in Honduras Best Places to Live in Honduras

When people talk about the best places to live in Honduras, you'll often hear Roatan and La Ceiba. But, our list also includes 4 lesser-known places to live in Honduras from a remote island to a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Healthcare in HondurasHealthcare in Honduras

Health care in Honduras is an especially important topic for expatriates living there. It is critical to carefully consider the area you move to and what that choice will mean for your individual health.

Read More

Copyright 1997-2021 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal