Culture Shock

Culture Shock

As one might know that when you go to a different country, the way they live is different than what you are used to. I have been out of the country for about a week now, and it is no surprise that I have felt a little bit of a culture shock. I felt it in London a little, but I adjusted right away. I have been in Italy for about five days now, and it is still taking me awhile to adjust to the lifestyle here. In Italy they don’t have big chains such as Walmart or Giant Eagle where you can get basically everything at. I’m not used to the small stores that don’t have a big variety. Also, they don’t have dryers here and if someone does it is very rare. I am not used to having to air dry all of my clothes.

They don’t have air conditioner in the apartments either, which I have always had at home. Not understanding the language has also been a little difficult for me to adjust to as well. I have never been to a country where they didn’t speak English, so at times it can be frustrating when you don’t understand someone, or they don’t understand you. Other than the culture shock I have been experiencing the past couple of says, which I assume will go away once I adjust to how everything works in Italy, this country is breathtaking. Every corner you turn down has something beautiful within it. The Italian food is great. We have sat down at many restaurants and have had meals such as pasta, pizza, ravioli,  etc.

We tried pistachio ice-cream which was so incredibly good!

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The gelato is also something that is really mind blowing! We have had that multiple times so far because it just doesn’t get old!

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Along with how incredible the food as been the past couple days, the places we have been to are once in a lifetime places. Places where you can only dream about seeing, and I have a front row view to all of these incredible places. I definitely have checked some of these sites off my bucket list such as seeing Pope Francis give his Sunday address!

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I can’t wait to see what the next couple weeks bring me!

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