I’m always super curious about other countries. I love to dive into new countries (which is why I usually prefer to travel slow, do voluntary work and meet locals) and learn more about typical traditions, food etc.
Therefore, I asked some friends I met during my travels and the helpx community and I got some really cool short interviews about their home countries!
If you would like to participate, feel free to contact me 🙂 -> firstname.lastname@example.org
Alright, my dear readers, be inspired to travel and dive into one or some of the countries I will present to you in the next couple of weeks 😉
Meet Jennie from The United States:
A typical dish
- ground beef
- hamburger buns
- ketchup & mustard
- and a grille
The US consists of such diverse cultural backgrounds that it’s tough to say what is a “traditional” American dish because the country is built on so many other cultural influences but who doesn’t love a good burger and we make some of the best!
The 4th of July is our Independence Day and widely celebra
ted throughout the country with fireworks, festivities, red, white & blue decorations and outfits everywhere.
My father was in the military so I went to various schools overseas and in the country. My experience in US schools were mostly positive and there were a lot of teachers who genuinely cared about their students. Obviously curriculum can improve anywhere. Funding always seemed to be limited as well.
A typical day in the USA
A typical day in the average person in the US would consist of commuting to work and spending 8-10 hours at work, maybe heading out for a drink or to socialize with friends after, hitting the gym, or coming home, binging on social media/Netflix, having dinner and getting ready for the following day. Weekends are different of course.
What I like most about the USA
Every country has their pitfalls and there are bad people anywhere. After all we are all but humans only separated by land, water and governments.
What I love about the country I grew up in, is the aspect of cultural diversity, and freedom. Americans have their stereotypes like any other country but at the end of the day I’m grateful to live in a country where, for the most part, people are good and come together when needed.
I am a woman with a multicultural background and I feel safe here, and people are willing to step up to do the right thing, regardless of the many things you hear and see on the news. This has been my experience anyway.