My family recently took a trip to London in celebration of my Japanese-English cousin’s marriage. I learned that although the United States and England share a relatively similar language, the culture could not be more different. My experience with the full-blooded English addition to my family felt like a scene from Monty Python. After driving on the left side of the road and eating authentic fish and chips (deep fried with the scales still attached), these crude humored, cursing, beer drinking “football” fans had become a part of my family. Having relatives living in various parts of the world and helped me to not only understand where I come from, but also to accept the customs of other cultures and embrace the differences that they have to offer.