Author: John Lee

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the CultureMee app?   CultureMee is the first app in the world to help people with culture shock when they travel. 聽We do this by giving you a high level culture overview and providing practical travel advice around do鈥檚 and don鈥檛s and stuff…

Hofstede and Culture

  鈥淪tudying culture without experiencing culture shock is like practicing swimming without experiencing water.鈥   This quote from Professor Dr. Geert Hofstede, one of the world鈥檚 leading culture experts, is a great analogy for anyone studying culture. 聽You simply can鈥檛 replace the sense you get…

We Love 鉂わ笍 Culture

鈥淔ish don’t know they’re in water鈥   Like the quote from Derek Sivers eloquently illustrates, 馃悷 fish don鈥檛 know they鈥檙e in water and the same applies to how many of us experience culture. 聽Why? 聽Because you often don鈥檛 appreciate your own culture until you travel…

Goodbye Amsterdam 鉂わ笍

鈥淰an een feest, komt een feest.鈥   I love this Dutch proverb, which translates as 鈥淔rom a party, comes a party.鈥 聽It鈥檚 a great way to look at life, especially if you鈥檙e the glass half-full type. 聽Since first stepping into this wonderful country 6 years…