Month: May 2018

5 Questions with Speaker Colin Wright

I was probably the most excited about moving to India, where I lived in Kolkata. I knew a bit more about the broad history of the country this time around, and everything I knew about the place made me suspect it would be a wildly different experience from my other homes, up to that point. That absolutely turned out to be the case, and in many interesting ways. Kolkata was revelatory to me.

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Unpacking Culture Shock in Bali, Indonesia

We spent the first few days of my adventure touring around the island, but on the third day I started to feel the effects of culture shock. I felt completely isolated and disoriented. I had traveled to Bali alone and entering into a new culture that I had never experienced before was jarring. I could not understand Indonesian and, of course, they could not understand me.

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