Back when I was younger all I wanted to do was travel and live in different places all around the world.
I was also a big fan of reading different languages at a really young age, and I was entirely interested in using these languages to connect with all sorts of people around the world, but luckily for myself and others I was able to do just that! One of the craziest experiences I had of living in a different culture happened to myself and others when I enrolled in a foreign exchange program in high school.
I ended up moving in with a attractive family halfway across the world for 12 weeks, and over that time I was blown away by how different it was. The thing that I found the most surprising was the lack of modern luxuries they had. They didn’t have any air conditioning, and neither did anyone in the city. The way most people stays cool is by taking cold showers and kneeling outside in the shade. Back at my apartment we have modern a/c and never go somewhere separate from it so it was difficult to wrap my mind around. They also did not have any WIFI, dishwasher, or even video games! It was difficult for myself and others to adjust to this at first, but by the time I had to head back lake apartment I was so accustomed to their way of living that I did not even want to have the a/c running in my room. I suppose that’s what I savor about exploring cultures the most! No matter what preconceived ideas you have, you never suppose what ways you might change for the better!