Have you, as an expat or a traveler, ever struggled with using the telephone in foreign lands? I have. While my mate and I lived in Armenia, our phone number…
Foreign Cultures and Customs
- Foreign Cultures and CustomsLife AbroadLiving in Africa
We hear Emilia crying in the night and we wake up to a troubled lot this morning. Commotion in the garden, concerned voices. We see a strange woman by the servants’ quarters, her head covered with a scarf of market cloth in a way that is not familiar to me. She’s African, but not from around here.
As foreigners in alien lands we often come across cultural customs, habits and behaviors that baffle us, charm us, annoy us, or creep us out altogether. Generally we like to adjust and participate, be good sports, and feel enriched for the experience. Expat children have to make cultural adjustments too, of course.