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People Break Down The Strangest Thing About Europe That Europeans Don't Even Notice
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Different cultures are fascinating and add color to our world.

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People Describe The Things They Learned About A Different Culture Or Religion That Shocked Them
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It's okay if you don't understand something about another culture. That's fine, just ask. Be polite, keep an open mind, and be willing to learn. Someone from that culture will be more than happy to explain it to you.

What you shouldn't do is assume something you saw in a forty-year old cartoon is indicative of an entire race of people. It's always good to try and learn new things, so start with these culture shocks that people already woke up to.

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Americans Break Down Which Things Seem Normal In Europe But Absurd Back Home
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As tourists, it's an eye-opening wonder to explore different countries and take in a part of their culture.

The experience reveals how different we are as much as how similar we are as people.

And then on the flip side, there are certain foreign customs that we, as Americans, are absolutely dumbfounded by.

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There is so much overlap once you start reading the myths from different cultures and times. Myths were originally a way to explain life and nature around us.

How these stories traveled around the world is pretty fascinating. Each culture has their own take! I recently chose to delve into Greek mythology again and it's been a blast. The Greek gods are as capricious as the average human, which is probably the point.

People shared their thoughts after Redditor Basalt420 asked the online community,

"What country has the best mythology?"
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Americans Break Down The Biggest Culture Shocks They Ever Faced When Visiting Europe
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Leaving your homeland, even for a quick little getaway can be quite a surprise.

There is a whole world out there.

And no country is quite like any other.

That's why it's fun to experience a new place.

Though it might leave many people surprised, especially Americans.

America has a radically different way of life than say, Europe.

And it's a blast to revel in.

Redditor jrusj wanted to hear about what Americans need to prepare for when leaving the homeland. They asked:

"Americans that visited Europe, what was the biggest shock for you?"
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