Culture-shock

Culture shock

Culture-shock

Culture shock

Then there is the introduction to culture shock! Not so pleasant, but it makes you think! While traveling I have never suffered from culture shock. Then the differences in culture are “adorable”, because it is equally fun to see and experience.

I have moved to Eindhoven since the end of March. Although the people from Brabant are very hospitable, living here is different from living in Utrecht. I miss the directness and curiosity of your environment for everything new in the neighborhood. In Eindhoven they first look at the cat from the tree before they ask you what you will do in Eindhoven?

This is not my first culture shock, but my second noteworthy one. On my 10th we went back to live in Curaçao. Where I had lived until I was 7. 3,5 years The Netherlands had Dutch. It starts with:

  • I spoke and speak Papiamento with an accent
  • After attending a small school where a class of groups 6,7 and 8 together had 18 children to a class with 35 children!
  • The sun was shining daily and it was warm!
  • The letters were written differently. I can still suggest changing the writing style why I write ugly?
  • They recited poems and there was a real competition that started in the class in which everyone was obliged to participate until the theater of Curaçao.
  • The schools started early at 7:15 already!

Now thinking carefully, I think that the cultural difference was greater than now! But I still miss the Randstad! Maybe just move back?

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