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15 Culture Shocks Americans Will Experience in Vietnam  

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Kaylin
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Whether you're a first-time traveler or a seasoned world explorer, it's always important to be prepared for culture shock. Culture shock is defined as "the feeling of disorientation experienced when one enters an unfamiliar culture." In other words, it's the feeling you get when you're in a place where everything is new and different. photo: Hải Nguyễn Vietnam is a country with a rich history and diverse culture. From the bustling streets of Ho Chi…

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lemondrops777
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Looks like Americans are in for a wild ride when they visit Vietnam! From traffic to toilets, this article covers it all. Better start practicing my squatting skills now!

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I hope they take the time to learn and appreciate the local customs.

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This article is spot on. The heat and humidity in Vietnam can be intense, but it's all worth it for the delicious food and breathtaking scenery.

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The weather is the most shocking but if you know that going in, sadly, you are still in for a rude awakening. This is why it is best to go during the cooler months where humidity is lower. Crowds are only shocking to people that have never been to or lived in cities in America. And I can tell you first hand, the education system in America should be a cultural shock to anyone visiting. It is embarrassing. 

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It's true that the weather in Vietnam can be quite shocking, especially if you're not used to the humidity. Even if you know about it beforehand, experiencing it firsthand can still be a bit of a rude awakening. That's why it's a good idea to plan your visit during the cooler months when the humidity is lower. As for the education system, it's interesting to hear your perspective. While I can't speak for everyone, I understand that there can be differences between education systems in different countries. It's always fascinating to explore and learn about these cultural differences.

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The heat and humidity hands down will shock anyone who has never been to a place like Vietnam. There are other areas that are just as hot if not hotter but they are not common places Americans travel to.

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@homeg1rl I agree. I thought this when I saw the thread title. Nothing is more shocking than being in a high humidity, high heat area. I think the only area that compares to it in America is Florida and even then it is not as bad. 

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I wonder how I would react if I experienced these culture shocks as an American visiting Vietnam. It would be such a fascinating experience!

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It would definitely be a fantastic adventure! I can only imagine the mix of wonder and exhilaration you would feel when encountering these cultural differences. It's a chance to expand your horizons and embrace new experiences. Your willingness to embrace different cultures is admirable!

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I'm definitely going to have to remember to take off my shoes before entering someone's home in Vietnam.

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From what I understand, the poverty seems to be the hardest part for people to grasp when they come from places like America where even the poor have access to clean water and free toilet and shower options. 

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I'm American and I've been living in Vietnam for over a year now

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