This month some of the expat posts from around the world include a couple of Brits in the States who are learning about their home culture through their host culture, an Estonian expat in Britain and a British expat in Moscow discussing the British cold and a repatriate who is experiencing the culture shock of American motherhood.
Iota Manhattan over on The Iota Quota, a British woman living in the American heartland, wonders about cultural differences between Britain and America over alcohol. Is Iota becoming too prudish for Britain? Or just keeping the balance right?
Anthony Windram, another Brit living in the US and blogging at Culturally Discombobulated learns about his home country through the sharp observations of nearby dining Americans and realised that Super Bowl adverts/commercials might have provided some interesting learning for the Americans as well.
During this particularly cold spell in the UK, Mrs B over on the Cranky Monkeys in London blog, has decided it may be possible that the British are a mutant, weather resistant race and provides excellent evidence for her conclusion!
One Brit who isn’t a mutant and readily accepts that Britain is cold, cold, cold right now and offers a top tip from her host country, is Potty Mummy, blogging at The Potty Diaries, currently in Moscow–she must have learned something about dealing with cold living there!
And for the repatriation post, an American housewife who has returned to the States after living in Britain for many years feels the shock of the intense nature of American motherhood, at least in her neck of the woods.
Now over to you! The Expat round-up seems a bit American/British heavy this time so we need some more posts from expats all over the place–but if you’re American or British you can play too. If you have an expat post you’d like to share please leave your link in the linky below. We had some great additions last month!