Dog meat-culture shock in Vietnam

One expat described his experiences with culture shock in Vietnam, "at first, you love the differences. You love that people notice you and pay extra attention. Then, after a couple months, you get tired of people staring and just want to blend in. That's hard to do when you are 6'3"(193cm). What's strangest is that when you are one-on-one with someone, they have a hard time looking you in the eye when they talk to you. As an American, I am used to looking someone in the eye and being very direct. Viets take this directness as rude or disrespectful, but in groups everyone will stare and if you are with a Vietnamese female and a group of male Viets are drinking, you will get what seems like friendliness, but find out later is rudeness. These negative experiences are not the norm, but they do occur, and it's best at night to be "on the ready", though you would be in much greater danger in parts of New York, Chicago or LA than in HCMC. There are no guns here and you are twice as big as the average male here. So, unless you do something really stupid or disrespectful, you will make it home any time of day. That was the irritated stage. I have always rejected the anti-feminist, male-superiority of Asian culture; it annoys me that females are treated as second class citizens and not allowed to do many things that males can. I have accepted some things, but doubt I will ever accept that having a son is better than a daughter."

Culture shock in Vietnam and best advices for you before travelling to Vietnam

In general, although there may be some unavoidable culture nuance, Vietnamese are so friendly and helpful. I surely can draw a prophecy for you that you will even miss all of these stuck things someday as it may be an unforgettable part of the journey to Vietnam, its people and culture. Hope these information can help you get a comprehensive understanding about significant culture shock in Vietnam, and especially give you some advice to be able to be accustomed with Vietnam’s culture and custom before visiting our


Dog meat-culture shock in Vietnam

Culture shock in Vietnam and best advices for you before travelling to Vietnam

In general, although there may be some unavoidable culture nuance, Vietnamese are so friendly and helpful. I surely can draw a prophecy for you that you will even miss all of these stuck things someday as it may be an unforgettable part of the journey to Vietnam, its people and culture. Hope these information can help you get a comprehensive understanding about significant culture shock in Vietnam, and especially give you some advice to be able to be accustomed with Vietnam’s culture and custom before visiting our