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Reverse Culture Shock?

Posted by suxiaoya June 15, 2010 in the Group General Discussion.

I imagine a lot of China Expats will be leaving to go back to their respective home countries for summer vacations in the next month (I'm truly jealous!). It's obviously nice to get "home" to see family and friends, and to enjoy free access to home comforts. However, I'm interested to know if anyone ever feels "reverse culture shock" upon return? Are there aspects of life that you really miss from China? Do certain things annoy you in your home country that never used to? For me, I am more aware of the level of crime and how unsafe England feels. That's often a shock to the system. I also usually need a bit of time to readjust to being very much shorter and small than everyone!

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