Someone asked me to talk more about me.
First, let me tell you that it's a very difficult thing for me. French people don't like so much to talk about themselves. Especially me, I prefer to share what I learn about others. It's very difficult for me to express my feelings. 
I'm comfortable if people ask me personal questions here, but it's something we don't do in France. We never ask questions about family, job, money, religion, etc. As I'm very familiar with Asia it's something I deal with. That means that some foreigners can feel uncomfortable with these questions, and also that we won't ask these kind of questions. It doesn't mean that we are not interested in. But it's only not in our culture to dare to ask personal questions to strangers. 
Generally I can deal easily with that. But it can create confusion when the links are deeper. 
I already introduced you my indian family. They are very important for me. And on the day I arrived in Jagdalpur, I was very nervous to meet them again. I was both very impatient and afraid of their reaction. I love them as if they were my family. They consider me as a family member. But I hardly express my feelings. I don't ask personal questions. That's why they thought that I haven't the same feeling for them. Even if I said it is the same for me, they hardly believe it...
#jagdalpur #Bastar #Chhattisgarh #India #culturaldifferences
  • tribesandminoritiesSomeone asked me to talk more about me.
    First, let me tell you that it's a very difficult thing for me. French people don't like so much to talk about themselves. Especially me, I prefer to share what I learn about others. It's very difficult for me to express my feelings.
    I'm comfortable if people ask me personal questions here, but it's something we don't do in France. We never ask questions about family, job, money, religion, etc. As I'm very familiar with Asia it's something I deal with. That means that some foreigners can feel uncomfortable with these questions, and also that we won't ask these kind of questions. It doesn't mean that we are not interested in. But it's only not in our culture to dare to ask personal questions to strangers.
    Generally I can deal easily with that. But it can create confusion when the links are deeper.
    I already introduced you my indian family. They are very important for me. And on the day I arrived in Jagdalpur, I was very nervous to meet them again. I was both very impatient and afraid of their reaction. I love them as if they were my family. They consider me as a family member. But I hardly express my feelings. I don't ask personal questions. That's why they thought that I haven't the same feeling for them. Even if I said it is the same for me, they hardly believe it...
    #jagdalpur #Bastar #Chhattisgarh #India #culturaldifferences

  • chemingineerVery interesting point on cultural differences.
  • tribesandminoritiesOn my second blog I also created a small practical guide about France for foreigners (how to act, things that can surprise...). http://travelsfrance.com
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