REVERSE CULTURE SHOCK | Going back to the USA after living in MEXICO

REVERSE CULTURE SHOCK | Going back to the USA after living in MEXICO

Hello Tangerineys! In case you missed our last video, we are
back in Mexico. Going to Las Vegas really reignited our travel
bug so we decided instead of staying in our home sweet home in Puerto Morelos that we would
begin traveling around the Riviera Maya. And we put it up to vote on Patreon and our
patrons voted for Bacalar. So where are we? We are not in Bacalar. We’re in Tulum. And how did that work out? Basically we started the hunt for Airbnbs
in Bacalar and realized that like the most affordable ones was it… Decently priced ones were a few weeks out.. And we booked it. Yeah we booked it but then we’re like “where
could we go in the meantime?”. So our travels took us to Valladolid which
we didn’t actually get to make any videos there, so enjoy some of these clips that we
took while we were in that city catching up on all the crap that we didn’t do while we’re
in Las Vegas and Tulum now. We are exploring Tulum back… This is only our second city that we’ve ever
visited in Mexico that we’ve returned to for no other reason than just there’s so much
of Mexico that we haven’t seen but we do love Tulum, so back again. And although it is super windy right now,
the Chronicles of Tangerine Travels trying to find an external microphone, so we could
record when it’s windy are over! We hope. Because we got a rode mic in this whole like contraption
of a setup. I hate having to hold this whole thing. I’m not, I’m really not a fan of it, I like
just having the tiny camera. Uh-huh. But you know what, I’m okay holding this big old contraption
as long as we can make videos whenever we want to. Before we would like be all prepared to make
a video one day and then it be like [Wind whooshing], so after living in Mexico for
over a year and going back to the US, there was total reverse culture shock. And so going to Vegas in the first place, disclaimer, there’s a lot of culture shocks there, whether you’re from the US or
not because it’s Vegas. Just crazy crap happens all the time. I didn’t anticipate that when we went back
to the US, the reverse culture shocks we would experience though would be what they were. And I thought it would kind of just be like
the shocks of Las Vegas because that is quite the place where you’re going to have lots
of wow moments. Lots of WTF moments – but it totally wasn’t about that, it was
about things you’re going to experience anywhere that were totally crazy to us. Oh, and the thing I… The disclaimer I wanted to
do was that; I think if we were to go – When we go back to the US, when we go back to Phoenix in about a month, I’m sure we’re gonna have different reverse culture shocks
than we did in Vegas because there there’s that level of like “oh yeah, that’s Vegas.”. Yeah. So the absolute first thing that I experienced
was when we were getting on the airplane, I’ll try to make this a quick story and
not a rant but I really want it to be a rant. And this is from Cancun to the US, that flight. Yeah, our Southwest flight got changed so
instead of being very early in the boarding, we were last, literally probably the last
people that were gonna board this flight. We have a bone to pick with Southwest but
we’re not gonna go into that. Yeah. You can check our Twitter if you want to know
what’s going on with Southwest. Well, so we’re getting on this plane, the
very last to board which means by this time, we pretty much knew we weren’t going to be sitting together… But they need to know, if they’re not familiar
with Southwest that it’s all – There are no seats assigned in advance, it’s all self-seating. So you get on and you sit wherever you want, you just want to be early in the boarding
process. We’re walking past everyone on this flight,
every single row not a single row that this was not happening and people had all of their
stuff, it was like couples had all of their stuff piled in the middle seat… So everyone’s taken up the aisle seat and the window seat and putting all their shit in the middle. And then as we’re walking by, it’s like I’m
just thinking, if we can get somewhere close to each other on the plane, that would be
nice. I mean, after all this was our three year
anniversary trip, so getting to sit together would have been peachy. But we’re walking by every single row and
all of these people putting all their crap in the middle and giving us the stink eye
as we’re walking by, it was like “my goodness, did I not miss this entitled inconsiderate
attitude that people have in the US”. Yes, I swear it. If that was a Mexico to Mexico flight, everyone
would be like “oh, you want to sit together, okay we’ll move over. Mija, mija move…”. You’d have like the – the grandma of the group
re-orchestrating the whole plane so that we could sit together. That’s how Mexicans are, they are very caring
and considerate and thoughtful. Quite unlike the people of this plane. So that was the first thing and it was like
“oh great! This is what we’re going back into into the
U.S., Wow”. Thankfully it wasn’t all like that throughout
our trip but that was our first impression. Yeah, that was not a great start being reintroduced
to the world of Americans again. As soon as I got to the US, one culture shock
that was immediately apparent to me was that I was having trouble speaking English, I just
kept defaulting back to Spanish and then I finally got used to it and then we came back
to Mexico and I had a really hard time speaking Spanish and English kept coming out. So maybe
that’s just a learning two languages thing or starting to know multiple languages and
that happens for everyone or maybe it’s just especially bad with me but that’s something
I really really struggle with. And I had to ask this question on Facebook
because with language, the reverse culture shock for me was that I was kind of like “this
is great, now I can speak Spanish with people”, but then I’m like, if it’s common that people
can be pretty easily offended by stuff like that, like “oh, how dare you assume I speak
Spanish!”, so then, I was having this constant struggle the entire time like, “If I can tell they have
an accent, a Spanish accent, should I speak Spanish with them, are they going to like
it? Are they gonna be offended?” So, I was just having that internal struggle
the whole week. For me, I think the only time I intentionally
spoke Spanish was with the housekeepers and that one time I do think they appreciated
it, especially the… One lady, she was struggling with her English. Well, her face lit right up when we started
speaking Spanish and she was like [Surprised] What?!? [Laughter] Oh yeah! We live in Mexico now! We’re at this place called Teetotum I think. Is that how you pronounce it? Umm, it’s close to where we’re staying, our
Airbnb. They have this really cool upstairs rooftop
area that Jordan discovered, no one is sitting up here. They also have like a garden area
back there. But we had to come up here because they’re
playing copy-written music down there and we can’t record in that, so we had to come
up here. Constant struggle. But we stopped in because they advertise this
matcha latte and Jordan got a regular latte. And this is 90 pesos, expensive if I do say
so and very average. But it’s nice to cool us off because it’s quite toasty out. The next one on our list of reverse culture
shocks, and that is that there is so much more Spanish going on all around us than I ever
anticipated. And I’m sure this is even multiplied in Arizona where we used to live. There was
probably Spanish being spoken everywhere and it just was background noise that we never
picked up because we didn’t understand it. And this time we understand them [evil laughter] So, perhaps stereotypically, one might think
that you would hear Spanish especially among like housekeepers and cleaning staff, things
like that. But we heard it everywhere; from people vacationing in Las Vegas, from reception,
where else? Restaurants… Yeah I think you’re right though, it kind
of gets just drowned out in the noise if you don’t speak the language but once you start
to learn the language and are listening for Spanish more actively, then you hear it. And that made me wonder – oh my gosh, look at this wind. [Laughter] But that made me wonder, has it always been
like this? Has there always been this much Spanish around
us all the time? And speaking of shocks, we have a miniature
storytime for you guys because last night we got woken up in the most shocking, surprising,
and scary way that has ever happened to me in my life. I don’t think I’ve ever
been so scared to be woken up. So, basically from my point of view, there
was this terrible noise, awful like a shrieking Whirring, pounding noise. And at that point
I started worrying, I stood straight, I mean, I sat straight up out of bed, I had no idea
what’s going on – I freaked out! Jordan was next to me, he leapt across me,
like he started climbing across the bed, probably just like out of instinct trying to like run
away from whatever it was, we had no idea where this noise was coming from, was there
someone in the place, like what was going on? And Jordan, from your perspective? Pretty much the same thing, super loud noise,
I thought I heard some crashing, I don’t know, I was in a very very deep state of sleep and
then – I think I was too – I was woken up And then I jumped up, I don’t even know what
I was doing but I quickly got very dis… Oh my god. Disoriented. Now the audience is disoriented [Laughter]. I got very disoriented like I knew what Airbnb
we were in but I didn’t know which direction I was facing in the room, it was super dark
but this was our air-conditioner, like something’s wrong with it, we only had it at like 22 or
23 degrees Celsius which is somewhere between 70 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. And man, that
thing was loud! It’s forming ice, ice is just shattering on the ground, it was a mess. Well, so then you got up though and Jordan’s
standing underneath it, he’s like “it’s snowing”, It’s snowing outside of – out of our air conditioning. So we had to turn it off for the rest of the night, it was terrifying! But back to the list
now, story time over. [Laughter] I know one culture shock for you was, you made
a comment while we were in Vegas about people’s clothes and what they were wearing. Oh yeah, in Mexico, a lot of places are way
more conservative than in the US. So over the course of our channel, I’ve
gotten a lot of comments and critiques on what I’m wearing, cleavage, no cleavage, shorts
versus pants, dresses on certain days, like anything you can think of. So, I have adopted a more conservative style of
dress just so that I don’t freaking have to hear it in the comment section! [Laughter] But when we
went to Las Vegas, it was like “Wow, I am one of the most conservatively dressed
people around!” And you’ve got chicks going around in like pasties and g-strings practically
compared to what I’m wearing… Like not really, they’re not really wearing
that but certainly much more like fashion focused, but not with any consideration whatsoever
to how much skin one is covering, so that was a little bit like whoa! And that’s something that’s going to be accentuated
in Vegas but heck, you go to Scottsdale right by where we lived, it’s gonna be the same.
Southern California, it’s the same deal there. Yeah and even… So like beachy destinations like Tulum is
a pretty good example of people not dressing conservatively because it’s way more tourism
American culture focused, and having that like beachy, hippy-chic thing I think is how
people describe it normally [laughs] But any other place in Mexico… Well, not any… Most other places in Mexico like Guadalajara,
or Puebla, or pretty much anywhere that’s not a beach, a popular beach, it’s gonna be very
conservative. So that was really weird to see going back
to the US. And you had an interesting observation when
we were in Vegas too, once we started gambling a little bit and getting American currency
again. Yeah, so this one’s kind of a little silly
but just the coinage; in Mexico you have these coins that are relatively heavy compared to
a quarter. I always thought of a quarter as a big coin
but even – like compare that to the ten peso and it weighs nothing, nothing at all. It seems like monopoly money. Yeah. Which ironically is what we thought of the
actual physical peso bills in Mexico at first, Because they’re very like plasticy feeling. Not like paper money that had – like the US currency feels like. [Cat meowing and Human meowing] Laska is gonna be pissed [Laughs]. [Meowing] So, we just left that place and I was paying
for 125 pesos of our lattes. I gave a 200 and I got 57 back, so at that point I was
like “what the heck, this isn’t the right change”, I asked for the ticket and then they
were like “oh, it already includes the servicio” of their decided 15%. You know there’s some cities where
they do that a lot. Where they have a tip already added on there
and this seems to be one of those. Yeah. Last night in Tulum we went to a restaurant
and again today at this coffee shop, both times a 15% tip was included on the bill. So, just keep that in mind if you’re coming
to Tulum and look out for that on the ticket when you get it. Saying “servicio” or “propina” or maybe abbreviate
to “prop” so that you’re not double tipping on top of the whole like already included
tip amount. Back to those reverse culture shocks, when
we got to our layover which was in Houston, we decided to get some food at Buffalo Wild
Wings which is our next one happened. I miss that place! I love boneless wings,
Mmm! [Laughter] The first thing we noticed there, how many
freaking times the waiter came to the table, it was like every two minutes. Mm-hmm. It got to be like, we’re fine, like I don’t
need babysitting, like, you gave us our shit, Now leave us alone [Laughter]. You know, we got used to the Mexican way where
most restaurants, they usually don’t come around very often. But my goodness, you get
down to the end of your plate or you only have a little bit of your drink left, you
better watch that like a hawk if you want to finish it. Because I swear, they come out
of nowhere in Mexico to take away your plate. But they don’t pester you, they just come
to the table to take those things whereas what we were experiencing at Buffalo Wild
Wings was this guy just coming over and asking us like “hey, are you guys doing okay? Can I get you anything else? Do you want another drink? Would you like to order any more wings?”. Like we’re used to just ordering and then
that being done, like we don’t interact again with the waiter usually until we’re ready
for the check, where we ask for it. And it’s not that this guy was a bad waiter. No, very polite – he was a good waiter and he was extremely attentive but we’ve just
grown accustomed to the way they do things at restaurants in Mexico. Which I personally prefer. And then at the end of this meal – they rush
you out the door [Laughter] They rush you out of the door. This is just common, this is
just how it is in the US. When it looks like you’re wrapping up and
they’ve asked you if you wanted anything else like 25 times and you’ve said no, well then at
that point they’re like, “OK, here’s your check whenever you’re ready” and you didn’t
ask for it. I do appreciate that you can sit at the table
however long you want to in Mexico, you can chat, you can maybe have more drinks, or wait
till you’re ready for dessert, and you ask the waiter when you want “la cuenta” whereas in the U.S. they’re just like, here you go, slide it on the table. In fairness, you can still in the U.S. stay
at the table as long as you want but it kind of feels a little different, it feels like
you’re kind of rushed. Please excuse our sweatyness, I have so much
sweat dripping down my face. Sweat mustache every two seconds, it’s so
hot! [Laughter] All right, the next reverse culture shock… A while back we were at a restaurant, I think
it was trying some sauces with a Mexican friend and I was… Hi Emma. [Laughs] – rating them on a scale of 1 to
10 in spiciness and I remember there was one that I thought was an 8 or 9, he called it
a 2 [Laughter]. So, naturally as you spend more time in Mexico,
you get more and more used to the spiciness. And when we went back to the US… There was stuff that was listed as spicy and
then when we tried it and it was like… No muy picante (not very spicy). Yeah, it was like “This isn’t spicy! What
are you talking about?”. So, all of a sudden, any food that was supposed
to be spicy, even hot sauces and stuff, even Tabasco, I think here in Mexico Tabasco tastes
pretty spicy… Yeah… But I don’t know if it’s a different recipe
or something can you guess… It has got to be. There was hardly spice in it at all, I’m like
piling it on. So that was strange and kind of cool
but like food tasted kind of bland in spiciness terms because of us getting so used to spicier
food here in Mexico. Imposter! [dog barking]. Hi killer. [Barking] So, as we were going to the US, there was
something I was pretty worried about which is eating food from the US again because at
the time we were leaving, I was having so many issues, anything I put in my mouth was
causing me some type of a reaction in my body like really bad reactions. So I was expecting
that that was gonna happen when we went back to Vegas, when we went back to the US but to
my shock, it didn’t. So, I think my mercury detox is working and
my body is they’re able to handle food but there is a caveat, I didn’t eat anything processed. So like no crackers, chips, bread anything
like that. Nothing out of a bag or box. Yeah exactly, nothing that came from a factory,
all natural stuff. I think there was one time where I ate like some type of a gluten-free dessert
and my stomach was hurting after that. The one other time we ate something that was
kind of processed was In-N-Out Burger, like the burger itself is more processed than the
other food I was eating and after that, I had like a throat reaction, my throat started
feeling itchy, and scratchy, and I kind of had a stomachache, and it felt like the food was
sitting in my stomach. So, processed food just seems to do bad stuff
to me. Yeah, with those exceptions. Yeah. It was good though. Everything else was smooth sailing. Good
times. Easy, breezy. Beautiful cover girl. Oh my god [Laughter]. Quick mention before we wrap this up, there
is a sale going on right now for our favorite program, Rocket Languages. This is how we’ve
been learning Spanish. Since we started, we think it’s the most effective,
all-inclusive software you can get. So if you’re thinking about wanting to learn
Spanish or you’ve been wanting to get Rocket Languages, now is the perfect time to do it. There’s only what, like a thousand things sold? Yeah, it’s for the first thousand courses
and I think this sale is going to be coming towards the end as you see this video. So
we’ll link to that in the description and you can hop on over there. Last and final update; you might have noticed
this super snazzy shirt I’m wearing. These are our t-shirts that we are going to
be releasing. I’ll take that [Laughter]. Jordan’s trying to walk backwards without
falling over stuff. These are the shirts that we’re going to be
releasing soon, we wanted to do that with Teespring but we’ve had some issues with them,
really bad customer service. I feel like the printing is a little bit on
the lower quality side and we don’t want you spending your hard-earned money on a lackluster
t-shirt that the customer service might not even help you get in the end, so we’re still
ironing that out. When that – oh my gosh! Something just ran into lip. But when we get that ironed out, we’re going
to be so happy to finally release these approximately eight months after we hoped to do so [Laughter]. I am really curious to hear what type of reverse
culture shocks you guys have experienced, anything that we didn’t mention, let us know
down in the comments. If you enjoyed this video and think someone
else might get a kick out of it, share it with a friend on Facebook, WhatsApp wherever
you do… And subscribe to our channel to see more of
what we’re putting out in Tulum and after this in Bacalar and Mahahual. I’m so excited for these upcoming videos guys,
it’s going to be a lot of fun. And one last thing… [Bell rings] GONG THAT BELL! So you get notified
when we put out those videos… [Bell rings] and we will see you there. What the heck? I’m gonging the bell. Oh my gosh [Laughter]. [Music]


  1. Tangerine Travels thanks for all the input. I’m currently in Oaxaca heading back to Chicago today. My husband and I have often discussed moving to Mexico permanently. Your vids have been so helpful and informative. I feel this country often gets stereotyped and misrepresented by the US media. Thanks for shining a light on real Mexico.
    Btw, I thought if I moved here I wouldn’t mind opening a doggie daycare and boarding. Sounds like they could use them here especially after hearing about your fur baby’s incident!

  2. My culture shock was the return of "road rage" the moment I crossed back into the US. Drivers in Mexico, including truckers are much more courteous than in the US.

  3. Me encantas sus vídeos pero muchos no los veo porque no tienen traducción y me gustaría que tengan subtítulos. Saludos.

  4. I just spent 2 weeks in Oaxaca Mexico to attend my best friend's wedding (he is Mexican but lives in Sweden, we met in Australia). The guests were from Mexico, Australia (I am Australian of Spanish and Peruvian heritage), Germany, Sweden, Italy, Holland, Spain, USA and for those of us who were in Mexico for the 1st time (most of the non-Mexicans, roughly 50% of the guests) we just fell in love with the place. The people, the tradition, the nightlife, the plazas, the art, etc etc. I can't wait to go back to see other places with my family and spend a good 1-2 mths there. I would live there in a heartbeat. Coming back to Sydney it was clear just how dull and passionless our debt ridden, work focused, car dominated lives are here. I made some amazing Mexican friends and found the people to be really open and inviting if you showed interest in their culture (speaking Spanish helps too). I've been invited for a wedding next year so "hasta la proxima Mexico!"

  5. Mexico is great. But you guys enjoy it because your English speaking Americans, which are held to a high regard over there. You have made dollars which goes a longer way in most of Latin America.

  6. Hi, I lived in Vegas from 62-77 and the neighborhoods I lived in were pretty normal. It's when you get to down town or the strip when things get weird. But your comment on waiter hovering cracked me up. My mom and dad took my wife and I to dinner when we were visiting at a place called Michaels. I almost had a panic attack in this restaurant, snobby, emptied your ash tray every time you flicked,had several waiters standing around you AT ALL TIMES. with cadaver smiles. The food was mediocre at best and EXPENSIVE!!!! The whole experience as I told my dad, and we both agreed,it was the worst restaurant we had ever been in. On the other hand the .49 cent breakfasts in the 60's were great.

  7. As a mexican citizen that lived in the US for some years I was cultured shocked by the amount of medicine commercials. I think the pharmaceutical market wants you to be medicine dependant. We usually take medicine when we feel bad and really need it. You hardly see any medicine commercials.

  8. I never related to a post so much. I’m born and raised in the US but every time I go to Mexico I miss it so much when I leave. It’s like okay here we go again with the fast life, traffic, and rude entitled people in the US. I FEEL YOU GUYS 😭

  9. I enjoyed you video, thanks for sharing. "this is not spicy" is the most typical frase by mexicans in the US, and now you`re in on it too, props! nice shirt too.

  10. LOL, Has happened to me, I used to travel to Dominican Republic – and when I come home I also had to get used to going back to English. and Visa Versa 🙂

  11. Please do keep us informed about your t-shirts. I want one:-)! I went on vacation to Tulum and yes it’s definitely nice, but I found it to be a little expensive in comparison to other places.

  12. Just tripping on this video. So I take it Mexico is not as bad as people make it out to be? Just as other countries people make out be?

  13. I have been in Vegas/Henderson since 2010. Ready to leave and never return. No reason too. Signed, Expat in the making.

  14. i have been to CUN airport twice as we were visited Isla Mujeres. A few people tried to put items in middle seat on SW and they were told put in overhead or under their seat by the attendant. Several single people were on plane and offered to move so we could sit together. I've asked some friends and said they had not seen items in seats either. Hope you do not see it again. Having issue with rocketlanguage link. Virus software keeps blocking it.

  15. Im a New yorker but if I would have seen you kids looking for a seat together I woukd have gave up mine. Rude is rude..

  16. Pronto, voy a visitar Mexico en la próxima año. ¡Muy estoy emocionada! También yo soy aprendiendo español:)

  17. Maybe try checking in earlier on SWA. You were obviously C group. Or pay for early bird. You want to sit together? Pay for it. Easy

  18. Mexico is no way as bad as people from the United States make it out to be. Seriously it’s a lot of fun, great food, super nice people and a nice arty cultural edge that beats artificial plastic Paranoid reality sooooo USA!!

  19. lol my air conditioner did that recently. Scared the crap out of me, sounded like a plane engine was in my apartment.

  20. Adding to the "Vegas culture shock" 1:42, i'm a Mexican living in South Carolina and every state in the US is a new culture shock to me. 😱

  21. 13:45. The next time you are in Houston just eat at a mom and pop Mexican place. Problem solved. I don't eat anywhere else anymore because I got so tired of rude waitstaff.

  22. So many people stated how much better in Mexico as in the states. Can you guys explain why so many Mexican desperate want to move to the states or moved already? I know a lot of Mexican they are telling that the crime is bad and no money= insecurity

  23. I think one of the biggest differences between the US and Mexico is how much you walk in mexico ! In the use your have to drive everywhere even to the corner store :/ but in Mexico you can walk for hours.

  24. That same shit happened to me on SW airlines…I was SO damned pissed!!! Fuck SW airlines and their gaggle seating.

  25. Can fully understand about talking multiple languages. Growing up talking 3 and 4 languages can sometimes be fun and challenging sometimes especially when one language dominates over other one. Switching between them takes a little adjustment from the brain.

  26. I noticed that your dog had her head hanging out the car window, and I thought you might want to know that I had a friend who let her dog do the same thing as they drove across the country and the constant breeze in the dogs eyes made it go blind so be aware keep your dogs head in the car.

  27. Guys, you have been trick the whole time about propinas / tips in México (cara de turistas 😜) by law, tips are COMPLETELY optional in México. As an optional rule, 10% tip is for a standard service. 15% is for good service and 20% for an outstanding service. If you have to order your own food in the cashier, most mexicans do not leave tips; only leave some change or 10% if a waiter is attentive and helpful in one or other way while you are seated in a table.

  28. Wow your start back on the plane sounds like a school bus full of junior high kids, yikes! My return culture shock begins on the plane as well, when some people start criticizing the new things they couldn't accept on their trip, yuck. Also, the general rudeness, coldness and defensiveness you find back in Upstate NY (NYC is much friendlier than Upstate).

  29. Lol I was on the bus in Vegas and there was someone looking to brake a $20 and when he came to me he said it in Spanish. I replied “I speak English” everyone next to me laughed. I don’t mind I just love messing with people when they assume I speak Spanish.

  30. You guys r doing such a grate job showing the best part of Mexico, I leave in Houston TX. And media here(news) especially spanic channels are focus in the worst of Mexico (i know we all got problems In our countries but really 🙁?) I hate those news !!,people here has a trauma what a freaking brain wash , i mean turn the tv on and the first thing will see, is a border with a bunch of immigrants,drug dealers, and people leaving in the worst conditions in Mexico(this is every day😠)they never say o show what's the good life of Mexico, beautiful citys,food,and more , u guys deserve the best, hugs and God bless ya!!!!

  31. You have been SCAMMED Mexico is a beautiful country but unfortunately corruption is a BIG CANCEROUS PROBLEM TO MEXICO. They can't include your tip to the bill unless you want to next time call profeco or the police

  32. That attitude has always been in U.S. since the 90's at least. I look them in the eye and say, Im going to sit here. Then they move their stuff. I wait… and thank them.

  33. Question, why would you assume that the help, the maids and wait staff Etc would not speak. Don't you think that's kind stereotypical thinking. Not trying to back on you at all just trying to make you aware of what you are actually saying and how it can be taken. I think it's important for us to all have these types of conversations so that we understand each other

  34. Spicy food also makes you sweat! Indian curries will instantly make you sweat! Sweat makes people feel cooler!

  35. They shouldn't be adding the tip to the total of the bill. The tip is optional by law (per "La Ley Federal de Protección al consumidor"). Greetings.

  36. I was soon to be a former Catholic seminarian. My pre-seminary background was as a forest fire manager with a degree who couldn't find a job and had never left the US. All of a sudden I found myself in Guam as the first Fire Protection Forester. Culture shock #1: I felt like I was hit by a blast furnace when I stepped out of the plane, high temp and humidity. Roaches and lizzards infested my appartment and there was nothing I could do about it. I couldn't get a phone for a year but my boss called the governor and I got one the same day. The local government corruption was intense. Everything was run by GOVGUAM. Most roads were dirt, many houses looked like over grown chicken coops, I experienced a lot of prejudice because I am white. Biggest culture shock upon returning home was freeways. They scared the hell out of me even though I had driven on them most of my adult life. Trains and street lights we other culture shocks.. There wasn't trash almost everwhere. I could count on not being a victim of theft. I had a loving family. The best thing about Guam: the FOOD. The best I've ever had anywhere.

  37. I’m a Mexican American living in Texas and I just returned from Mexico a few weeks ago… I miss it so much! It was my first time visiting my family and I relate to this video so much. Everything is so true. I couldn’t help but feel a bit sad on the plane ride back.

  38. Can't believe such wholesome people as yourselves would even want to go to Vegas………the adult Chucky Cheese with gongs & noises & the lust for tickets! But glad you're home safe……

  39. Moving from Veracruz, Mex to Los Angeles the only thing that really sucks here In L.A. is the cost of living and the traffic is horrible other than that L.A. feels like Mexico.

  40. 7:46 the answer is, "yes!" Look at how much territory in today's USA was previously occupied by either Spain or Mexico. The change happened not long before 1850! While it was "a long time ago," in the grand scheme of things it's almost not that long ago! While Americans were busy expanding and growing their country, the Spanish language never left.

    see this map:

  41. If i am in mexico i start conversation in spanish, if i am in the usa i start conversation in english, but the language can change into the other language if the other person feels more comfortable with the other language it does not matter what country is…..

  42. Hey guys, you guys are fun and cool to watch. We are from Mexico living in Las Vegas m. Whenever you’re back, let us know, we would love to invite you guys 10 free authentic Mexican Tacos and drinks. Safe travels guys…

  43. Im sorry but as a Mexican i hate the life style of the U.S (i was working in Oregon, L.A and Chicago) , its so cold and artificial! the huge distance between places you need the car to buy milk when here in my city i only cross the street, the absence of people on the streets, i cant whit that, where is the people? the people its so rude and nobody talk each other, i feel like im in a wasteland or a funeral-land its so opressive. People its so cold! Americans need hapiness.

  44. reverse culture shock is worse than culture shock. its like being home but it is not. too many things have changed when your gone

  45. In Mexico is illegal to add the tip on the bill.
    Places that do this should
    Be reported to PROFECO. Or even better, ask them to removed the charge.
    We have encounter this before and my husband always refuse to pay, specially because the money ey does not go to the servers, it goes to the owners of this places.

  46. After continuous life in Europe and India from May 26, 1972 until my return from Goa to LAX, California on September 27, 1982: WHAT a shock! So much wealth with so few people in the USA compared to so many people in such lovely normal poor living in a sub tropical paradise as Goa, India. I did get worms in Goa that disappeared in Ca where I remain happily in a great and fairly normal small city with a California Mediterranean type of mild climate with some good, bad, and ugly, and insane residents, many that migrated here from across the USA and from all around the whole world moving here, and just touring.

  47. Hundreds of thousands of people flooding our southern border…you need to find a way to tell them just how terrible life really is here in the U.S. and save them from ruining their lives forever. Thank God you were able to get out of here. You might spend less time virtue signaling and more on humanitarian efforts to keep these people from making the tragic mistake of a meaningless existence in America. Over the last 30 years my wife and I have been to Mexico a dozen times yet we keep coming back here. Don’t know what is wrong with us.

  48. The only culture shock of moving back to the US after living in thailand. Is thailand has a international favor to it and we stay in the nightclubs until the sun came out the the morning :).

  49. What’s “ reverse” Culture shock? Culture shock pertains to any culture you are use to and switching to another one.

  50. Look up the "The Plant Paradox" book by Dr Gundry a world class cardiologist. His interview on The Hallmark channel here on YT is really good. He found out (from his patients and his own doctorate thesis) that us European/Asian/African origin people have no ability to digest North/South American plants as our gut bacteria evolved with us and with the plants in those continents. Our gut bacteria (biome) is what give us our health. Glutens belong to a series of chemical poisons that plants make to survive against bugs and mammals, those chemicals are proteins called lectins. Spices and sugar/salt have been used forever to fight the bad bacteria and help preserve food safely, while the lectins have to be removed physically or by cooking to make North/South American foods edible. Most toxic lectins are in the skins and seeds of plants. So always avoid whole grains, wheat, rice, ect., they are loaded with toxic glutens. White bread and white rice are much easier to tolerate even if they aren't healthy foods. Unfortunately grains, corn, beans (legumes) and nightshade vegetables are some of the most toxic foods out there. They have high levels of lectin toxins in them. Fermenting and cooking helps eliminate lectins in some foods.. Don't eat quinoa unless it has been fermented and cooked, preferably pressure cooked, which is very easy with modern technology pressure cookers. Dr Gundry's food list of toxic vs. good foods is listed for free on his website check it out. Overview of the topic: Your stomach problems will stop when you stop eating high lectin foods that haven't been processed correctly, and many high lectin foods are not salvageable, even by pressure cooking. It's an amazing book.

  51. If you ever find yourself in a place that force you to leave a tip, you can tell them that's illegal and they have to give you your money back. You can also directly make a report on tw @profeco 🤙🏽

  52. I really enjoy watching your videos because I love Mexico except my experiences with the wonderful country were in Baja CA and my friend's parents had a place on the water in Baja Malibu and boy do I have some awesome memories of surfing right in front of their beach house!!! Then there were times when we would go off roading to very desolate beaches and that was a completely different experience. Mostly because as I remember once you're at a beautiful beach where NO ONE IS AROUND WITHIN 100 miles either way and I'm not kidding! The first instinct was to remove all of our clothes or just enough to go surfing because on this one trip everywhere we went we got excellent waves and surfed there until the waves went flat. Then go to the next place where we repeated the same thing over and over except at one place our truck got stuck up to its axels in mud about 900 feet from the break, so we'd surf then dig out the truck surf and repeat the process and it took us three days to get the truck out and we were so proud of ourselves. Then our culture shock was when these guys from Ventura, CA drove up and my friend knew them and then they left cuz the waves had disappeared and on their way out they stopped and stole all of our shovels and other tools that we used to dig the truck out. Ugly Americans!!! Not only ugly but what if we needed to use them again? And we did leave them at where the truck was but we told them all about being stuck! So I think that shows how ugly Americans can get. And the Mexican fishermen who would occasionally come back in their small boats and they'd offer us so many fresh huge lobsters that we had to give some of them back to them and they were so generous. And another break we had been driving off road for 12 hours and it was finally in sight, but we went over a bump and we were driving on a sand road and sand got into our carburetor and the engine dies when that happens. And then another Mexican drove up out of nowhere and he got out a matchbook and used the Flint to get the sand out of the striker (I think that is what it's called) and checked the cover to make sure that there was no more sand he reassembled the carburetor and the engine started the first time! He was going to just drive away but we stopped him and gave him our only cold six pack of cervezas! Mexican people as a whole are given the worst rap by so many Americans and it's really the other way around like you have pointed out! Aloha, Kevin

  53. In & Out is the freshest when it comes to eating out. It’s the sauce that causes that reaction- i get the same. Just order it without the sauce, trust me.

  54. I remember when I took a trip to Brazil and the people were very friendly and acommodating. However, on returning to the US, it was a culture shock. I noticed at the airport in Kansas City no one says hi and it was singing crickets (no chatter pure silance). I felt as if I was back in a place where humans were devoid of any emotion. At the eateries the servers don't bother you which I was happy so I could take my time eating without being rushed. Whereas in the States, they come around every 5 minutes and that drove me insane. I also noticed in Brazil restooms are very small not accommodating for whealchairs or very over weight people. The US has a plus or thumbs-up in that area.

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