Texas is a fascinating place – especially to outsiders. If you are lucky enough to visit or are actually thinking of moving to Texas, you are about to encounter a world of its own. With its massive size and its variety of people, the Lone Star State is an exciting place to visit, live and work. In fact, Texas is leading the US in growth.
But, those heading to Texas may experience a bit of culture shock as the state often seems like its own country. To help you prepare for your time in Texas, here are four things you need to know.
1. Everything Really is Bigger
You have no doubt heard the saying “Everything is bigger in Texas”. This saying is based on truth. Everything really is bigger. From the trucks to the steaks, you will be surprised by the size of things. For instance, there is a ranch in Texas that is larger than the entire state of Rhode Island!
2. Everything is Hotter
Summers in Texas can be brutal. The combination of high temperatures and humidity are enough to make you reconsider heading there. According to Texas Monthly, Texas is the hottest place in the U.S.A! But, don’t worry – you will acclimatise. And, the heat does not just apply to the temperatures outside, Texans like their hot sauces and spicy foods too
3. Everything Shuts Down When It Snows
On the opposite end of things, Texans are not fans of snow. If there is even the slightest suggestion of snow from meteorologists, people go into a panic. The smallest amounts of snow flurries have been known to shut down entire Texas towns.
4. Everyone is Proud
You will never meet anyone as proud as a Texan. Those living in Texas take great pride in their state – everything from their football teams to their Presidents(!), Texans are immensely proud of who they are and where they come from. Here’s a word of warning for the newcomers: “Don’t mess with Texas.”
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