What was your biggest culture shock when moving to another country, and how long did it take to adjust?
People do things differently for different reasons in other cultures. In Zambia some tribes will mislead you on purpose because they think it is a great coup to pull one over on you. In Europe the government takes much longer to do things then in North America. And in some countries you just have to be prepared for a very slow pace of doing anything. Each culture is different so until you tell me which country you are going to I cannot be specific.
The size [small] of refrigerators in Germany. Appliances and electronics were much more expensive. As were things like blue jeans, coffee, ladies stockings... whiskey and water, beef and pork, beer and cigarettes. And gasoline. Cars too were much smaller, there were no emission controls, and yet the tires - steel-belted radials - held the road amazingly well.
It was a shock to somebody who, by nature is very communicative, because growing up in such a society, to suttenly be confronted with people, who dont speak more than just a few words, sharing four days and nights with you. And most of those words are: Okeyy .
I did not adjust, I escaped.