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Hofstede and Culture

  “Studying culture without experiencing culture shock is like practicing swimming without experiencing water.”   This quote from Professor Dr. Geert Hofstede, one of the world’s leading culture experts, is a great analogy for anyone studying culture.  You simply can’t replace the sense you get…

We Love ❤️ Culture

“Fish don’t know they’re in water”   Like the quote from Derek Sivers eloquently illustrates, 🐟 fish don’t know they’re in water and the same applies to how many of us experience culture.  Why?  Because you often don’t appreciate your own culture until you travel abroad and…

Goodbye Amsterdam ❤️

“Van een feest, komt een feest.”   I love this Dutch proverb, which translates as “From a party, comes a party.”  It’s a great way to look at life, especially if you’re the glass half-full type.  Since first stepping into this wonderful country 6 years…

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