One of the most exciting things about traveling to or living in a foreign land is learning a new culture, especially if the culture is vastly different from your own. Those who have visited or lived in the United States have reported being shocked and overwhelmed by a number of the country’s customs and practices. Here are the top fifteen things foreigners are surprised by in America.
1. America Has Long Stopped Being a Cash-Based Society
Many visitors are surprised by the frequent use of credit cards in the United States. Foreigners remark that they hardly ever see cash being exchanged, as credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. One man from India said, “even while attending a work picnic where there was an entrance fee, someone had a mobile app on their phone to swipe credit cards!”