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May 21, 2022 1:32 PM
At first, visiting the ultra-orthodox neighbourhoods of Jerusalem was quite a bit of a shock to me. Everyone was dressed as a villagers from medieval Eastern Europe - even though it was a hot Mediterranean summer day. 'Probably they are over brainwashed'. I thought to myself, what else could cause so many people to be so disconnected. I assumed I've had nothing in common with them, and it would be a waste of time to even try to talk to them. Fortunately, a guy on the street approached me and started a conversation. He answered all of my questions, and I realised they are not as fanatic as I thought they were. They are actually very aware of their situation, and have their costumes by choice. The next time I visited the region I was not afraid of making friends and learning more about their culture.
May 17, 2022 11:23 AM
Few year ago our family arrived to Йошкар-Ола. This is the capital of Марий-Эл. It was found in 1584. But it isn't so big. There we wanted to visit my grand grandma. She had been living there since childhood. She lived in apartment house, at the center of the town. The place was calme, there weren't a lot of people. And nearly there was a small river. It was so cool! We could swim every day! But also I had a culture shock. I was a bit surprised! Behind apartment houses, at the center of the town locals planted vegetables and fruits, there were small kitchen gardens. It's a bit strange. Roads with cars and kitchen gardens at the same time - at the center. Unfortunately, I haven't any photos, but I have one photo with my cousins in Йошкар-Ола. This photo was made in the park.
May 16, 2022 8:38 AM
When I traveled to France, I was so surprised that people gave each other two kisses on the cheek when they met. Here in Peru, we give only one. Two kisses seem like too much haha. I think I never got used to the greetings because I stopped at one kiss and people stared like saying "why isn't she giving two kisses?". Also, as a 'latina', I noticed the coldness between people. Young people didn't spend much time with their families, they just went out with their friends. I think here family time is more valuable and teens get out of their house later in age. Just to point out this is not a generalization, there are probably families that aren't like that. I of course would go back to France, I love discovering cultural differences because that shows me how rich this world is!
May 16, 2022 10:52 PM
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