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Old 11-30-2012, 07:16 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I think you all should go to Bangladesh.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:55 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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For the hundreds of thousands of NorthEasterners in North Carolina, I can only assume that they came for the shock.
But seriously, the OP's map is overly simplistic and makes a lot of assumptions that are going to get him/her categorized as an elitest at best and....well....I am not going to say what's "at worst".
That said, there are many places in every state that will be a culture shock to many from elsewhere.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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It you experience "culture shock" visiting other states than your own, that's YOUR misfortune -- not the fault of the people or places you are visiting. It's telling that in this day and time, living in the digital age with access to so much information at our fingertips, that anybody would express "shock" visiting another place for the first time. Your attitude reeks of both ignorance and arrogance and isn't something I'd be bragging about on C-D.

Perhaps you're better off staying in Connecticut and mingling with your own kind?
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:15 AM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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It you experience "culture shock" visiting other states than your own, that's YOUR misfortune -- not the fault of the people or places you are visiting. It's telling that in this day and time, living in the digital age with access to so much information at our fingertips, that anybody would express "shock" visiting another place for the first time. Your attitude reeks of both ignorance and arrogance and isn't something I'd be bragging about on C-D.

Perhaps you're better off staying in Connecticut and mingling with your own kind?



Well said. I agree. I have lived in the North and The South and I did not experience "culture shock" in any way. People are more alike than they are different.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Well I seriously have considered living in the South. One of my choices would be Raleigh, NC maybe. I thought it was a very nice area, although half of the people had southern accents, which is something I'd have to get used to, since NO ONE in New England has that accent. My real concern is what southerners would think of me. Would THEY be bothered by someone who doesn't have the southern accent? Would they not care to make friends with me?
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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New England votes liberal but culturally it is full of very conventional people. Places like Austin, Portland, Seattle, Madison, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and San Francisco might provide culture shock in the opposite direction.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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Unless your from Vermont, the NorCal up would be super "green" and kind of Hippy-ish compared to New England east of the CT River, or South of the MA/CT Border
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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When I moved from the southeast coast to Texas, I had quite a culture shock. I literally hated it for two years, but eventually the Texan culture began to grow on me, and now I absolutely LOVE it. After Virginia, Texas is my very favorite state.

As a Deep South gal, the states that were the most different culturally to me (that I've visited) are, in order:

1. Minnesotta
2. Utah
3. New Jersey
4. Oregon
5. Washington state
6. Colorado
7. Arizona
8. New Mexico
9. California

Though I've never lived in the following, I felt immediately comfortable and at home in:

Missouri
Oklahoma
Kentucky
Nevada
Mississippi

I've lived in (and loved):

Ohio
Maryland
Virginia
NC
SC
Georgia
Alabama
Tennessee
Texas (though it was an adjustment at first - now it's one of my top favorites!)
Louisiana
Arkansas

The rest, I don't know about!
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:10 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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As a native New Yorker who has lived in New Mexico for the better part of two decades, I suggest that New Mexico would be a culture shock for a New Englander/Northeasterner on three fronts.

1. It is extremely White, middle-America (i.e. more like Minnesota meets Colorado than New England) in much of greater Albuquerque.

2. It is a Spanish cultural isolate that is neither Anglo-American nor Mexican in most of the rest of the state.

3. There is a large Native American population consisting of diverse tribal cultures that is only barely assimilated outside Albuquerque.

Runner up: Much of the eastern and southern part of the state is culturally Baptist/West Texas influenced and that in itself would be a culture shock to a Northeasterner.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:14 AM
 
Location: PG County, MD
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Central PA might be a culture shock to a Connecticuter
But then it might not be that shocking. I'm from MD and Central PA is very different from MD, but I never felt "shock".
I just miss seafood something terrible.
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