Weird Things About Brazil That Shock First-Time Travellers

http://www.voyageons.top/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/voyager-au-bresil-e1469767355336.jpg Known for many travellers as a haven of festivities, parties, and beaches, Brazil is a common destination for those who enjoy going on a trip full of fun and adventures. Yearly, the infamous Rio Carnival event is flocked by millions of travellers coming from all parts of the world, who want to join with the locals in this one-of-a-kind street party in Brazil. It is expected that the country will be visited by more

Why Culture Shock Is Good For You

Why Culture Shock Is Good For You
If you have ever moved to a different country, you have probably experienced culture shock. I know I have. Culture shock is the unexpected impact that comes from living a new life in a different environment with people from different cultural backgrounds. It can cause a lot of anxiety and frustration. But once you learn how to adapt to your new life, you can see how culture shock is good for you. Check out the infographic

4 Culture-Shocks To Expect When You Move To India

4 Culture-Shocks To Expect When You Move To India
I had visited India over a dozen times before I moved there in 2013 but that didn't stop me from experiencing several culture-shocks. The first thing I learned is that it is one thing to visit a place and a completely different thing to actually live there, even if it is just for a few months. Below are 4 culture shocks to expect when you move to India. (more…)

15 Things To Know Before Moving To Rural India

15 Things To Know Before Moving To Rural India
Even though I had traveled to India many times (over a dozen in my lifetime), when I moved there with my husband, I learned many new things about the culture. I had to adapt to new culture shocks, and learned that visiting and living in one place are two completely different things. Moving to rural India was definitely a challenge.  (more…)

Culture Shock: Dirt

Culture Shock: Dirt
Apart from the bugs and the noise, the other major problem we encountered when we moved to this house was how dirty it was. Dust was everywhere. A couple Indians had even "cleaned" the house before we moved in. When we arrived, we were expecting clean. According to them it was clean, so we started calling it "India clean." We spent two full days cleaning the house, we even used hydrochloric acid and thinner, and it

Culture Shock: Noise

Culture Shock: Noise
India is loud. It just feels like everything is louder here than anywhere else: the roads, cooking, opening doors, just everything. We moved to a house that is near the road on one side and near the train tracks on the other side. And if you've been following this blog since the beginning, you'll know that we have old windows that have cracks to the outside allowing the noise (and bugs) to enter. Thankfully, we

Culture Shock: Bugs

Culture Shock: Bugs
Living in India has been a challenge; a bigger challenge than we thought. I began the "culture shock" series two days ago, writing about the lack of privacy. Today's subject (as you may have assumed by the title and image of this post) is: Bugs: (more…)

Culture Shock: Privacy

Culture Shock: Privacy
[caption id="attachment_854" align="alignnone" width="640"] Chor Bazaar in Bombay.(Photo by Eric Parker)[/caption] There are so many things I had to live with and was NOT accustomed to when I moved to India. Slowly, some of those things are becoming tolerable. Some are still not. One may experience culture shock when moving to a different country, and usually, when people visit or move to India, those things include: massive poverty, adults and kids doing their private business

Only In India: Unannounced Game Night

Only In India: Unannounced Game Night
Today, around 8pm, Shekhar and Adinath walked into our house (we keep it unlocked during the day if we are home) with a "Hello!" (no knocking), then grabbed the chatai (the floor mat for sitting) from the shelf, grabbed some glasses and plates from the kitchen, poured some cold beer into the glasses and some salted chips unto the plates, settled on the chatai, and started playing Rummy with two newly bought decks of cards. (more…)