Since I can remember, I can’t control my sarcasm. Things just split out of my mouth, and then I have the feeling of “#$%^, what did I say.” Just last week someone threw a glass of coke on me because of a sarcastic comment (!!!). After one (ONE!) encounter with a staff in an old…Read more Sarcasm is fun, but not when you’re living abroad
A week ago a new friend asked me “But do you plan to live abroad forever? Don’t you want to go back to your home-country?” This question hit me hard. No, I don’t want to go back to my home-country, this is for sure. But I also don’t want to move around forever. Live out…Read more Foreigner Everywhere…
Another culture shock in Ecuador: they are always late - they make fun of themselves for that - and they will ask personal questions (and don’t try to avoid them). It doesn’t matter if you are in the professional setting or personal, 15 minutes late is the bare minimum for everything. In meetings, you will…Read more Where did my personal space go?
First of all, there is a huge difference between moving to a country where the first language is also your first language. Or to a place where the culture is similar to yours. Or moving to a super developed country where you have an app for the bus schedule. You should always take this into…Read more Things you learn by moving to a country with a completely different culture