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14 people share the biggest culture shock they've experienced while traveling.

14 people share the biggest culture shock they've experienced while traveling.

Traveling is the ultimate way to shake up your normal life, and by experiencing other cultures, you learn a lot about your own. Travelers to the United States put things like pet food superstores and drive-thru liquor stores into perspective, while American tourists can point out that maybe it's not so sanitary to have a nude section of a public park?

People from all over the world responded to a Reddit thread asking, "What was your biggest culture shock?" and it'll make you question whether doorknobs are better than door handles.

1. We're the Big Cheese.

I had a roommate from Australia who was studying abroad in America. We went out to dinner one night and I got mozzarella sticks. He could not believe we just deep-fry cheese and then eat it. -Sarnick18

2. Why stand up when you could simply not?

America has drive-thru everything! Drive-thru coffee, drive-thru ATM, drive-thru liquor store!-ExampleOtherwise

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