It’s been awhile since I’ve had the desire to read every post of a blog I find. I recently did just that, creating temporary bookmarks as I went so I wouldn’t lose my place. I’ve had the blog on my roll for quite awhile now but just hadn’t sat down to write about it.
The blog is called, “Culture Shock” and it’s written by an American who now lives in Croatia with his Croatian wife and their three children. He writes about the differences between Croatia and the states in such a way as to make you want to visit, at least it’s made me want to apply for a passport.
He describes what it is like to learn another language and even the culture shock he experiences when visiting his home land of America. How quickly the pace picks up, how everyone has a cell phone out no matter where they are, how America has baseball, his favorite sport. He’s even bringing baseball to Croatia! The differences are vast and quite interesting. I enjoyed stories of pay bathrooms, crazy parking, tight roadways, ice free beverages and how dare you have a “dirty” car?
One of the aspects I like about “Culture Shock” as well are the posts about Christianity. Since I am quite a spiritual person, I tend to drink up the things I like about the different faiths, and Jeremy’s posts give me a sense of enlightened comfort without making me run screaming from religious talk. I truly appreciate that.
I was already admiring Jeremy and his family so you can imagine my surprise when I finally reached the beginning of the blog and read his introduction to find out he had been named the Time Person of the Year! How refreshing, I thought, that the award went to a man doing selfless missionary work in Croatia. If you read nothing else on his blog, please go read that post. I assure you, you will enjoy visiting the link he provides about his award. I know I did.