FOWC with Fandango: Culture

What is culture? Can you define it? It varies from country to country, what is acceptable and what is not I suppose, and so we live in the style of the country where we live. I could make many comparisons, in my case, of life in England and life in Switzerland. Being a Brit I had to change my ideas of acceptability when I moved to Switzerland. I just wanted to learn the language and live in another country for a few years to discover the world.

This all changed when I met Mr. Swiss and the few years developed into 55 years up to now and no way could I live again in Britain as the British way of life is no longer possible for me. When I visit my original country I feel as a tourist and not as a native. I am not going into detail with comparisons. It would take too long and this little blog could develop into a book. Suffice it to be said that Swiss culture is my culture with their cheese, cows and even politics. I follow the British life via radio or television and keep up with the developments.

FOWC with Fandango: Culture

2 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango: Culture

  1. Whether one stays within one’s own culture or whether one leaves and adapts to a different, new culture, or even whether one returns – it is so important to get out and experience different cultures. So many Germans are moaning and wishing they could leave, could emigrate but the only comparison they have is typical tourist destinations with lots of … other Germans. This gives them neither comparable experiences nor attainable goals. (now I’m starting to sound very preachy, don’t I? 😁 )

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    • And the Brits are not so different. They flock to Spain and other warmer countries for their holidays but go on a search for restaurants with English food . Everything else is so-called foreign rubbish. There are of course exceptions, but that is how I see it.

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