Culture Shock Archive

Dealing With Change

How did that happen? Andrew and I are back in Western Australia. We’re currently spending half of our time in Perth and half in a town called Bunbury. It looks like we will be here for at least six months. We have already been home for just under a month and are suffering from

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Our First Thoughts Of Taipei, Taiwan

Woah, the moment the doors opened and we walked out into the arrival hall at the Taipei international airport, we both knew that we were somewhere special. Taiwan was going to be very different to Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia, that is for sure. We were both a little hungry after our flight so

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Ever Wanted To Be Famous? Try Cambodia!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be famous? Having strangers know who you are. Being approached in the street by people wanting to talk to you. I’m sure most of us have wondered what it would be like at some point. After 9 weeks travelling around Cambodia I feel like I’ve had

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How To Move Overseas. 5 Tips.

An international move is equal parts exciting and frightening. Taking off somewhere you may not have even visited before takes a peculiar mix of courage, desire for new experiences and sheer foolishness Here are some tips to make moving overseas and setting up a new home easier. This is partly for people who have

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Arriving In Chiang Mai, Thailand

We’ve now been in Chiang Mai, Thailand for a few days. In this time we’ve managed to find our way around town, done some shopping for some basics, found somewhere to live and visited the school where we’ll be gaining our TEFL qualifications. Despite both Tanya and I having travelled extensively including previous visits

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