Preparing For A First-Time Trip To India In 6 Steps

I write this as I’m sat on a train that will take me to the airport, and off I’ll fly to India. I’d be lying if I said that preparing for this trip was a piece of cake. The opposite – anxiety was kicking in full swing. From travels near and far I have learned, though, that a good preparation for a trip can ease the stress and make the experience more pleasant. Especially, if you’re going somewhere like India. Continue reading

Experiencing Reverse Culture Shock

In a post a couple of weeks ago I shared my experience with the cultural adjustment process and its four stages, one of which is the culture shock. I think I’ve been quite lucky as I haven’t had the taste of a culture shock while living in the UK. However, whenever I’ve had the chance to go back home to Latvia, I have experienced a thing called reverse culture shock. What kind of beast is that?
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My Cultural Adjustment Experience Living In Manchester

I have now been living in England for seven months, and if the theory is correct, I should be experiencing a culture shock or trying to get over it. It means that I should be frustrated, struggling and constantly anxious while trying to adjust and fit into the new environment. Nope, that hasn’t happened and doesn’t seem to be happening! Honestly, I have not felt the slightest hints of a culture shock so far. But what have I experienced?
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