American Culture Shock Pt. 1

I’ve enjoyed living in America the past several years but there are some aspects of the Culture that have stunned me:

Small talk – most terrifying and most prevalent among American society and likely the cause for 95 percent of, and in fact the origin of my social anxiety.

The Kindness of Strangers

Three nights ago I landed in Costa Rica and my first morning in San Jose I had dental surgery. I’m to take it easy for a few days and stay out of the sun but i’ve been holed up on this studio apartment for the last 2 days and I couldn’t handle being indoors anymore so today I set out to explore the neighborhood.

(mis)Adventure to Costa Rica’s Sloth Sanctuary

I knew I was in for an interesting day when my taxi driver who from the get go I suspected couldn’t be older than 16, confessed that he had no idea where I was trying to go but he could drop me at the bus stop. This came after I previously explained my destination, which he said he was familiar with and we settled on the fare. 

Though his baby face gave him away, my driver had the mannerisms of an young man,