When I traveled to England over Winter Break, I knew that I was going to experience some sort of culture shock…I just wasn’t sure what the extent of it would be. Would I be more surprised by the food or the accents? Driving on the left side of the road or the different currency? Would it be seeing a different map whenever I watched the weather forecast, or would it be spending the holidays in a different culture?
Y’all are going to laugh at me, but I remember one of my biggest concerns being how New Years was celebrated abroad. If the British aren’t watching the ball drop in Times Square, then what do they do?
(Yes, we can clearly see my priorities: I’m spending 3 weeks abroad and one of my biggest worries is how I’m going to be ringing in the new year.)