One of the best things about traveling to a new destination is discovering some unexpected things there. I call it a “positive culture shock”. When I went to the USA for the first time, I didn’t expect to be surprised. Sure, it’s different from Europe, but not so exotic as African or Asian countries. As all other Ukrainians of my generation, I grew up watching Hollywood movies and listening to American music. Needless to say, I was wrong and there were lots of things that surprised me in the US.
Here are some things I wish I knew before visiting the United States for the first time.