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Re: SECOND culture shock?

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:26 pm

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Re: SECOND culture shock?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:37 pm

that genius wrote:
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I don't think I could stand a week in suburbia in the west..empty streets and CBDs on weekends, nanny-state rules

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Re: SECOND culture shock?

Post by cannabistourist » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:01 pm

Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote:
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Having lived in several different countries I've yet to experience any form of culture shock at all and suspect the term is only used by those who like to impress their friends over lattes as to how brave they've been venturing out into the big bad world. Or maybe those that might use the term perhaps didn't do any sort of research at all as to where they were going.I have never heard the term "culture shock" used in any form by anyone in or near my company which probably suggests myself and everyone I've ever known have been expatriate bad asses, or more likely, it's a term used only used by those who read the pages of "Venturing Out Into The Big World How Brave Am I?" magazine.

I agree with you, but in India sometimes it's kind of culture shock...
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Re: SECOND culture shock?

Post by timmydownawell » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:16 pm

that genius wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:15 pm
I don't think I could stand a week in suburbia in the west..empty streets and CBDs on weekends, nanny-state rules
I had an Indian workmate in Australia who'd been paired up via an arranged marriage. She was telling me about her arrival in Sydney, sitting alone in a house in the suburbs, with no cars, no people and how surreal and lonely it was (which, compared to India, it really would be). But then she said she'd "hit the jackpot" with her husband, so I guess it wasn't all bad.
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Re: SECOND culture shock?

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:22 pm

cannabistourist wrote:
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I agree with you, but in India sometimes it's kind of culture shock...
Kolkata is the only city on earth that as I've arrived, I've deeply regretted it and wanted to leave immediately. Turned out to not be a bad intuition - dangerous place.
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Re: SECOND culture shock?

Post by timmydownawell » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:26 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:22 pm
cannabistourist wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:01 pm
I agree with you, but in India sometimes it's kind of culture shock...
Kolkata is the only city on earth that as I've arrived, I've deeply regretted it and wanted to leave immediately. Turned out to not be a bad intuition - dangerous place.
You may also want to avoid Chennai as well then, what a shithole. Delhi and Mumbai I don't mind. Prefer out of the big cities though: e.g. Goa and Kerala (getting OT sorry)
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Re: SECOND culture shock?

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:33 pm

timmydownawell wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:26 pm
StroppyChops wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:22 pm
cannabistourist wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:01 pm
I agree with you, but in India sometimes it's kind of culture shock...
Kolkata is the only city on earth that as I've arrived, I've deeply regretted it and wanted to leave immediately. Turned out to not be a bad intuition - dangerous place.
You may also want to avoid Chennai as well then, what a shithole. Delhi and Mumbai I don't mind. Prefer out of the big cities though: e.g. Goa and Kerala (getting OT sorry)
As I was preparing to leave to the airport I literally watched a crew lining me up for at least a mugging, in one of those fish-eye security mirrors, even the taxi driver was in on it. I ran out into the traffic with my baggage and jumped into a random taxi, who had fortunately slowed to see if I wanted a ride, and yelled for the driver to go. Every day I was in that city was as dangerous.
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Re: SECOND culture shock?

Post by Arget » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:06 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:26 pm
Arget wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:40 pm


Given your movements - mining sector, security or military?
Immigration.
In many places I went some people would always compare it with "home" The food, beer whatever.
Then there is the ones who convert evrything back to Aus dollars.

I have always lived by the saying FIFO when ever I have been sent for work or chosen to go.
No it does not stand for Fly in Fly out.

It means Fit in or Fuck off. Same applies to people coming here =@
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Re: SECOND culture shock?

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:13 pm

Arget wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:06 pm
I have always lived by the saying FIFO when ever I have been sent for work or chosen to go.
No it does not stand for Fly in Fly out.

It means Fit in or Fuck off. Same applies to people coming here =@
I've heard that once or twice.
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Re: SECOND culture shock?

Post by k*rm*geddon » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:17 am

I first meandered through Southeast Asia in 1974.
If there was even a twinge of culture shock it translated only into excitement and wonderment.

Re. those Westerners who cluster, perhaps it was because I journeyed alone that I always felt as one with the various countries and peoples I interacted with on that initial trip. The locals were only too ready to approach a single traveller, whereas if I'd been with another Westerner or in a group of such then perhaps they may have steered well clear.
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