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Expat Advice: Culture Shock in Kampala, Uganda

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

Kampala

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

No

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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?

Yes i speak english and always did

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

No

How significant was the culture shock you experienced when you moved abroad?

Fair

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?

Yes i did

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.

Yes. Increased smoking and drinking, sometimes frustration or anger.

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

How friendly the people are

What are the most challenging aspects of the new culture?

How unreliable some people are, extreme poverty, the chicks

Did you "commit" any embarrassing or humorous cultural blunders? If you did and you'd like to share them, please do tell!

Not really

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

Just take it easy, you will get use to it.

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May 16, 2012 16:33

My biggest culture shock is not having the freedom to drive myself places. I am fearful of driving and I do not want to ride a Bota Bota.

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