The Culture Teller

Parenthood Is A Privilege

Bringing a child into the world is a very special thing, yet also the most challenging. Adam reveals how to deal with cultural differences regarding such a life-changing milestone. Sometimes,

A Lasting Birthday Gift

Birthday gifts can be tough. Do you go for a classic option? Should you surprise them with something adventurous? At the end of the day—or year—what really matters is time.

For The Love of Food

Food is a very important part of everyday life, with likes and dislikes, routines and habits. But what happens when dining becomes a topic of debate in a cross-cultural relationship?

Keeping Faith, Oceans Apart

In a cross-cultural marriage, inevitably there will be times spent away from each other, and family. But who’s to say that’s a bad thing? Being away from loved ones allows

A Quick Trip Down Memory Lane

Expectations can cause a lot of harm. If you think you know what you’re doing, you probably don’t. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you better learn quick. Years

Only The Idiots Can’t Succeed

How come it’s always the naysayers who have the loudest voice and feign profound knowledge when all they know is what doesn’t work. So, China’s a complicated place. If you

Becoming A Dinosaur in China

There are a ton of those “You know you’ve been in China too long when…” lists out there. You know the ones I’m talking about. This one is better. “…when

Charity Begins at Home

Sometimes the Chinese do not seem particularly charitable, but the reasons behind it are a lot more complex than they can first appear… One of the most positive changes that

A Different Kind of Marriage

Life amongst the Mosuo people is not quite like anywhere else One of the best results of learning about other cultures is how much we learn about ourselves. Things we

A Tale of Pigs and Poop

This month cluture teller gives us an expat story for the ages…One he will never forget One of the best things about traveling in other countries is the stories that