One of the many pleasures of traveling is experiencing the small differences between cultures that you don't read about on Wikipedia. Small things like sidewalks, garbage cans, and daylight profoundly affect our ways of life, and it's exciting to learn how they vary across the world. A Redditor filled with wanderlust asked, "What is the thing that surprised you the most when you traveled to a country you had never been to before?"
Here are the most interesting answers.
In Thailand we were watching a movie and they played the national anthem and everyone stood up for their king.-ihatepickingnames37
The incredible security in Seoul. I'm from Latin America, so I'm used to be very alert at everything, everywhere. I forgot my backpack in a small cafeteria and after 25 minutes it was completely untouched in the same spot.
You could walk at 3 am with your cellphone in your hands and there'll be no fear about anything.-Lightthecandle123