Joseph Expands the List of Things That Cause Culture Shock

Last week Ilham described some of the difficulties he’s had readjusting to Indonesian culture after his year in the States – unorganized queues, scary traffic, and a flexible sense of being on time all made his list of things that have required some getting used to. Well, Joseph wrote in to add to that list with some of the things he’s struggled with since returning to Uganda. Here’s what he said:

I had a difficult time from the moment I landed at Entebbe Airport. The weather was so challenging as it was too hot. The roads were too dusty and congested. The traffic jam just sucked. I had forgotten all this.

Time management was a challenge.I found myself feeling moody all the time since, wherever I went, people were too slow to do their work.

People’s expectations were too high demanding a lot of money.

Adjusting to this new life was a serious challenge.

What aspects of your culture did you find it hardest to get used to after being away? Share your story in the comments or using the form below.