Mother and Daughter Journey Part 2
Have you ever experienced culture shock? The first time I’ve heard about it was during my first trip alone in the US. I was 19 and went for summer school in Florida. The teacher was talking about it and I had a friend who was really homesick. I’ve never experienced it myself. Even in the most different places where I’ve travelled like the Sahara for exemple.
I wanted to share about this because we really feel at ease in Sydney. Of course there is no problem with langage and I have amazing friends helping us around the city. But I’m sure even without them, I would feel very well in this city.
Playing writing in the sand at Balmoral Beach with Sam
I must have some gipsy blood as I can feel at home almost everywhere I go. I might live as a nomade and be ok with that. But I’m a slow nomade and I like to take my time in places I visit. That’s why I chose to spend 2 weeks in Sydney. I wanted to get the best of the city and have time to enjoy gathering with my blogger mates.
So, sorrybutnotsorry, no culture shock for us. Even for the big girl who is slowly trying to express a few english words.
Really? Culture shock? Petting a koala? haha!
What makes our life easier?
- The transport system is easy, especially with the Opal app, I really advice to my tourists readers to load that app.
- The people are really friendly, if you need help, they will assist you.
- Take an australian simcard with datas. Don’t forget that Google is always your best friend, and Google map is our street walking friend.
Oh yeah… the only shock I had is the jetlag. It took me a week but now I’m good. The hot and humid climate may cause some trouble for some people. Really, that’s all!
What did I find surprising or amazing or funny?
- You can wear flip flops all the time even in the subway because yeah it’s ok, we live at the beach!That’s so cool! Well, I never wear flip flops because I have flat feet (yeah I’ve told you that private secret arrhhhh) but that’s so cool to see!
- People are so well behaved compared to parisians! They queue in line to wait the bus! Amazing!!! And there is no rush or pushing even on the pick hours.
- Even when you walk, you’d better be on the left side! This is very well organised.
- The animals are from a prehistorical time, well some of them at least! We saw some strange reptiles, very strange. They are what I call the dinosaurs of our journey.
- The food especially fruits and veggie is very good. As we don’t grow avocados or mangos, we enjoy very much the good fruits.
Fruit corner decoration at the Boat house restaurant in Balmoral (review on restaurants very soon)
- The shops close very early, around 6pm but are opened everyday.
- The restaurants also close very early (to parisian standards), people here prefer to meet for breakfast or coffee than diner. Diner is usually at 6 pm. That suits my metabolism perfectly but that can surprise some tourists. I’m sure there is a very rich night life but I won’t be able to tell you about it.
I’ll be back asap to share with you more pics, beaches review, restaurant review and especially my friends meeting in real life story! A lot to write!!!
What about you? Have you ever experienced culture shock while travelling?