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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  • 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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