Family Culture : Family And Culture

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Family and Culture I traveled to Germany last summer to visit my friend Janine I noticed many different behaviors in family life that differed from the culture home and family life.The family I stayed with seemed so connected compared to my own. The ways the families in Germany treat their guest is very different and far more hospitable than here in America. I was also surprised by how welcoming everyone I met from Janine 's family. The biggest cultural shock that surprised me to learn was that small talk is not common place in Germany. This trip was definitely a big difference from being anywhere in the United States. When I first arrived, my heart was thumping hard in my chest, nervous to meet the family as I walk toward the massive chromed door. I smiled happily as I felt her warm embrace on my chest as she hugged me her father came over and shook my hand with an iron grip and offered to take my luggage. I was immediately surprised and let him I thanked him. This is quite different than when I visited ohio in the U.S.A because I was expected to carry my own luggage. Once we were on our way to their home, they offered to bring me to get food to which I obliged and offered to pay and they would not let me. I was completely surprised as I did not know Germans rarely let guests pay for anything while they stay. The tradition is so different from here where one normally pays for themselves, even when visiting
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