As the saying goes, when in Rome, do as the Romans do. But how far should we take this?


A common challenge for those of us in bicultural situations is finding the balance of adapting to the culture we’re in and staying true to who we are. It’s surprisingly easy to lose yourself in a new culture when at first you are enchanted and delighted by the different way of life. It takes a strong sense of self, keen observations of your surroundings and the ability to find ways to be you within the culture to find that balance. This situation could apply to when you visit your grandmother’s bingo club or travel halfway around the world.


In today’s episode, we share our naked feelings about wearing flip-flops and other behaviors we naturally adapt when in the U.S. vs. Japan.


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