Showing posts from April, 2015

Week 37: Reverse culture shock

The academic year is drawing to a close and our flights home have already been booked. These 8,5 months have passed in a flash. When we came over we talked a lot about culture shock and how to minimize its effects. Now they're telling us about the reverse culture shock and how to minimize its effects. I somehow don't believe that I'll suffer from  culture shock when I get back home - because it's HOME that I'm going to!

Some photos to debunk stereotypes

Contrary to the beliefs and perceptions of so many people worldwide, American food is not the food you can buy at McDonalds, Burger King or Dunkin Donuts. American food is so varied as the country itself. Seattle's typical meal is totally different from Buffalo's typical  meal.  My favorite Bostonian clam chowder tastes completely different than its San Francisco variant.  American food is delicious and yummy! Here are my top 5 list and some mouth-watering photos:

1. Boston clam chowder in a bread bowl
2. Philly cheese steak
3. Soups - all kinds
4. Cranberry sauce made of fresh cranberries
5. Chocolate chip cookies
... or let it be top 7:
6. Cheesecake
7. Apple pie, or any other pie for that matter
... or 11
8. T-Bone steak
9. Strawberry shortcake
10. Blueberry bagels with Berkey Creamery cream cheese
11. Death by Chocolate ice cream