Identity Shock

Since arriving in the Philippines I have had to come to the surprising conclusion that, for the next six months, I am going to be tall. A veritable giant in fact. It may seem odd that this presents so much of an issue to me, but alongside the other adjustments that I need to make to the local culture in order to settle in it is this challenge to my bodily perception of myself that has come to signify much of the way that “culture shock” when travelling is about the impact that being in a new place has on your own identity. Continue reading “Identity Shock”