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CultureShock! Vancouver by Guek-Cheng Pang

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‘Vancouver can dress up and act quite sophisticated when she wants to. But she’d rather put on her woollies and galoshes and go splash in a puddle.’—David Lansing, actor

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT CAN BE SO DIFFERENT about social etiquette in a North American city such as Vancouver that is Western, cosmopolitan and multicultural? It would be far easier to describe how to fit into a very distinct cultural society such as Japan (the proper way to greet a person, how to interact with an intimate or a casual acquaintance, etc.), but Vancouver? Multicultural, ...

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