On a Friday evening, we were sitting with a glass of Merlot and croissants discussing about plans for this month, when somebody mentioned that it’s been a while since we talked about Cultural Differences of any country, how about we write something in this month’s blog? Without a second thought, decision was made, France was the chosen one! Not sure whether settlement on France was due to the lovely evening or the beverages we were having that originated from this country. But whatever may be the reason, we are sure you will enjoy reading this article thoroughly.
Bhutan is one of the smallest countries in the world, its cultural diversity and richness are overwhelming. As such, strong emphasis is laid on the promotion and preservation of its culture by Government and King of Bhutan. As a tiny country with a very small population the need to preserve culture and tradition automatically gets amplified, and people definitely support this motion.
So how would we describe this fabulous country? The first word that comes to our mind is a melting pot of cultural fusion. The diversity in Australia will surprise and amaze you. From the city skylines to the suburban villas the adventures continue. Here smiles and greetings with such warmth is as common as auto-rickshaws in Mumbai. People are more laid back, and don’t be surprised to see shops closed with signs saying out surfing when the whether is great, coz that’s how the Aussies roll!
An island country in South Western Pacific ocean and one of the last lands to be settled by humans, any guesses as to which country are we talking about? Oh c’mon the title of this blog already gave it away (wink). Today we are going to talk about New Zealand!
New Zealanders (also called Kiwis derived from the flightless bird Kiwi, which is the National Symbol of New Zealand) are laid-back, welcoming and very friendly. Influenced by the British and European customs as well as the Maori and Polynesian traditions, people living here come from different variety of ethnic backgrounds. Let’s explore this remote island of paradise!
The South East Asian country known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. It had been off the maps for many years, and away from the eyes of tourists till wanderers reached its shores to find unimaginable beauty of nature. We are talking about Vietnam! The country that has seen it all, but most of us have seen or heard little about it. Let’s talk about some characteristics of Vietnamese culture today.
At some point in life we all dream of going to the States or living there, thanks to the pop culture in the West that’s influencing the travel ideas of the population. United States of America, the land of opportunities, has surprised everyone who has set foot on its soil for better or worse, and if you come from a cultural background that differs greatly from that of the United States, the behavior of Americans may be very strange, annoying, or even upsetting to you at first or until you start seeing the brighter side of the coin.
Immigrating to certain nations are easier than the rest, Canada is one such nation with their relaxed and welcoming immigration policies that help shape the nation as well as individuals to live the life they want to. People dreaming to work abroad, start a new business, settle in a foreign country are assisted wholeheartedly, and for potential immigrants, getting a Canada Permanent Residency and eventually a citizenship might not be that big of an issue. If you are looking to permanently settle in Canada, this quick guide might help you understand the significance.
Cambodia is a small country nestled in the Southeast Asia, away from the hustle and bustle of developing economies or the organized circus of developed nations. Being an Asian country, much of its traditions are easily recognizable and understandable; however, Buddhism playing an influential role in shaping the country’s cultural and societal structure, the lifestyle reflects heavily on the Buddhist principles. Continue reading “Cultural Differences – Cambodia”
This week we have come up with a special Bavarian Brotzeit for you all after Dubai’s delight couple of weeks ago. Yes, it’s time to explore Germany! India and Germany could possibly be standing on the opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to differences in their culture. But if people from either of the nationalities visit the other, they are in for a shock, if not sheer amazement.
Grab a seat and that delicious cup of coffee, because we are taking you on a journey to various countries of this planet through our latest blog series (look for the name) showing cultural differences of the world. The world as we know is a place to explore, let’s explore it by respecting each other’s culture (and avoid shocks when you travel)!