sil_lark wrote:Completely understand. My family lived in Asia for four years when I was going through my early adolescent years (10-14). I got accustomed to the language and cultural idiosyncracies, and when I would visit the States I'd be so amazed at how many cars America had on the roads, and at how many food selections there were in grocery stores.
formiko wrote:I spent 3 months a year from age 5 until age 15 aty my grandma's house at the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina. She had her small circle of friends who primarily spoke Cherokee all day while they were playing ashvtli "bridge". Every time I came back to "civilization", it was hard to get back into non-Native mode. No one said "Shiyo" when you went to the store in the morning or "skee" when you paid them or "donadágohv" when you left
Sobekhotep wrote:I didn't experience much reverse culture shock upon returning from several months in South Korea. The main things that I had to readjust to were the time zone (I liked being 14 hours ahead) & the electrical outlets.
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