Culture Shock

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Culture Shock
Since my wife and I moved to Croatia I have often been asked if I experienced culture shock. I usually tell them no and then go on to explain that my wife is Croatian and I visited Croatia a few times before...
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  • It's Time to Go 3 weeks ago As I mentioned earlier in the week it's time to wrap up this blog. And although I don't have much more to say, I do want to conclude fittingly.The theme of this blog has been culture shock. Originally I started it primarily as a way to process the move from America to Croatia. But it also had a...
  • The Bohall Kids Talk About Moving 4 weeks ago What goes through a child's mind when they find out they're moving?Since we decided to move to Zagreb, I've heard that moving is one of the most traumatic things a child can go through. This NY Times article says that the effects can be felt even into adulthood. Looking back at my own experience, I...
  • Be Ready! 4 weeks ago The fifteen of us were in Poland surrounded by wooden structures of various shapes and sizes. We had traveled 12 hours from Croatia to live in tents for a week. In my calculation we formed the smallest campsite of all the villages that totaled 7,200 campers. We were at Royal Ranger (RR) Eurocamp...
  • Home 2 months ago Where is home?Petra and I lived in Orahovica for 9 years - longer than I've lived in any one place in my life. Without a doubt I considered Orahovica home. The house we lived in, our four kids who learned to eat and walk there and the daily routine all contributed to us calling it home.So how will...
  • The End of an Era 2 months ago It's been 10 years since we moved to Croatia, 9 since we began living in Orahovica and 8 since I started this blog.Of the three, only living in Croatia will remain. Yes, we are moving. We will begin calling Zagreb - the capital of Croatia - home next week.And so this blog will come to its...

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  • From Culture Shock to Home - What Makes all the Difference? Expat Culture Shock A basketball skitters along the gravel driveway prompting a dog to defend himself against the perceived threat. A mower to my right and a weed-wacker to my left provide white noise while the moon balances on a phone line above me. And barbecue, from...

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Des Johnston
17:49 PM October 03, 2013

Came upon this site and blog,..by stumbling along. Hope I can find it again. It is more meaningful than anything I expected. I'm hoping Jeremy and his family are doing well.

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