When people travel to or live in a foreign country, they are often confronted with many subtle to strong cultural differences to how things are back in their homeland. The USA is no exception. Although many Americans tend to think they are the standard norm and its the foreigners who are different (for example, foreigners are the ones with the funny accents, not us, right?), from the visitor’s perspective it’s the other way around. Visitors, vacationers and expats living in the US were surveyed to see what striking contrasts they noticed about stateside life compared to what they were used to at home. Here are ten of the things they were surprised by in America.
Did you ever think these American customs were strange?