Culture shock is a real thing. It’s a combination of feelings when you get somewhere new and have an experience you are completely unfamiliar with. No matter how many places you travel, there will always be something, somewhere that you have yet to believe exists. From eating fried bugs in Asian countries to driving everywhere in the United States, culture shock takes travelers by surprise every single time. Here are some surprising culture shock experiences that people shared online.
Wasting Too Much Food
Europeans have jumped on the bandwagon to reduce waste as much as possible. They educate their countries on proper food storage, and exactly how much and what to buy at the store. Education helps businesses, healthcare organizations, and households reduce their overall food wastage.
A European visitor to the United States was culture shocked during their first visit to an American grocery store. So MUCH food! Too much food, to be honest, as they realized that a large percentage of that food went to waste. The U.S. is slowly becoming more aware of how to handle the excessive food production and finding better ways of distributing it before it goes to waste.