13 Indians define their biggest cultural shock when they went to Europe

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On weekdays shops shut at 7 PM. On weekdays shops shut at 7 PM.

On weekdays shops shut at 7 PM.

Kissing on the cheek is a norm in Europe. And they do it actively, whenever they meet someone old or new. Kissing on the cheek is a norm in Europe. And they do it actively, whenever they meet someone old or new.

Kissing on the cheek is a norm in Europe. And they do it actively, whenever they meet someone old or new.

Shops stay shut on public holidays and Sundays, unlike here where you can walk in shops at late hours. Shops stay shut on public holidays and Sundays, unlike here where you can walk in shops at late hours.

Shops stay shut on public holidays and Sundays, unlike here where you can walk in shops at late hours.

From Dentist to salon, you will have to book yourself an appointment. From Dentist to salon, you will have to book yourself an appointment.

From Dentist to salon, you will have to book yourself an appointment.

People traveling​ on the wrong side was too big a cultural shock for me, but I picked it up eventually. People traveling​ on the wrong side was too big a cultural shock for me, but I picked it up eventually.

People traveling​ on the wrong side was too big a cultural shock for me, but I picked it up eventually.

Here, in the ​zebra crossing the cars actually stop when they see pedestrians crossing it. Here, in the ​zebra crossing the cars actually stop when they see pedestrians crossing it.

Here, in the ​zebra crossing the cars actually stop when they see pedestrians crossing it.

No food is too spicy. You probably will tire yourself​ adding pepper and salt. No food is too spicy. You probably will tire yourself​ adding pepper and salt.

No food is too spicy. You probably will tire yourself​ adding pepper and salt.

People seem to have proper work-life balance. They leave work and come back to it at given time. People seem to have proper work-life balance. They leave work and come back to it at given time.

People seem to have proper work-life balance. They leave work and come back to it at given time.

Unemployment​ and general pension is a norm. People apply for it and also avail its awesome benefits. Unemployment​ and general pension is a norm. People apply for it and also avail its awesome benefits.

Unemployment​ and general pension is a norm. People apply for it and also avail its awesome benefits.

Cycles and bikes are as common as cars on the road, provided there is space for it. Cycles and bikes are as common as cars on the road, provided there is space for it.

Cycles and bikes are as common as cars on the road, provided there is space for it.

While traveling in a bus, Press stop and the bus will stop for you to get down. You don't​ have to keep a tab on the conductor. While traveling in a bus, Press stop and the bus will stop for you to get down. You don't​ have to keep a tab on the conductor.

While traveling in a bus, Press stop and the bus will stop for you to get down. You don't​ have to keep a tab on the conductor.

Assembling furniture from IKEA was an experience of a kind. That was one of my personal favorite​ cultural shocks. Assembling furniture from IKEA was an experience of a kind. That was one of my personal favorite​ cultural shocks.

Assembling furniture from IKEA was an experience of a kind. That was one of my personal favorite​ cultural shocks.

Despite hab=ving better offices the government offices services there is worse than India​. Despite hab=ving better offices the government offices services there is worse than India​.

Despite hab=ving better offices the government offices services there is worse than India​.

Not all cultural shocks are warm and lovely and will make your way to your facebook profile. But a few of them certaily will, and about the rest you can learn here :) Happy Travelling!
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