Everybody who has spent time in a different country knows that expat life is not quite like anything else in the world. The confusion of the first few days and weeks, the slow, but steady process of acclimation, the little peculiarities and quirks that might strike you about your new surroundings: almost any situation you encounter can make for a great story. If you are so inclined and want to blog about it, of course!
Our InterNations recommended blog section features talented expat bloggers from around the world. Their offerings to the blogosphere have been selected for their great entries and high quality, whether they may be funny, informative, interesting, deeply personal or a combination of all of the above.
Let’s hear from our featured bloggers in Peru:
I didn’t experience culture shock, but things sure are different here in Peru and I continue learning new things every day, even though I’m already going on my third year. What’s important to me is to be able to keep an open mind when it comes to an entirely new culture.
Funny situations in communication happen quite frequently as I tend to invent new words in Spanish (often inspired by French or Italian). Also, as a Nordic person I am quite eco conscious and Peruvians do not always understand my obsession for recycling and nature friendly products. How many times I have heard “Oh, but you can take a plastic bag, it does not cost anything” -my sustainable fruit and veggie bags have been a great source of fun at our local “casero”! They probably think I'm a bit loca.