Culture is a unique thing and it provides something which has the capability to provide you a strong insight into how humans interact and live with each other. It also points towards the fact that despite sharing the same earth, same features, same necessities and emotions we are still distinct and different realities of this world.
Culture strongly makes us realize that despite sharing so much we are distinct from each other. We have our own ways of behaving and acting in different situations. We dress differently, we speak differently and we have our own ways of showing our emotions and sentiments.
A good way to understand the culture and experience it would be to visit any Muslim country or India and China. My cultural experience has been with the fellow colleagues and students from Pakistan.
India and Pakistan share almost similar cultural roots and most of the cultural practices are same and they tend to show the same kind of emotions and sentiments while interacting with people outside their own culture. One of the most striking things about this particular culture experience would be the fact that Pakistanis and Indians tend to share the same level of attitude towards life. They are not so disciplined as most of the people in west tend to be because their life is mostly haphazard in nature without any concrete planning in their life.
The most important thing of my cultural experience with them was the fact they tend to view and honor women in more formal way as compared to the western people. Their respect and attitude towards women is entirely different as most of them are shy at disclosing their emotions and sentiments to them. Mostly you would find them shy and uncomfortable while talking to women.
Their dresses are mostly comfortable and they prefer to wear cloths which provide more comfort than style. This distinguishes them because sometimes you may find them little bit more informal than usual as compared to Western people.
My overall cultural experience has been excellent as it has been a learning experience for me. This is because of the fact that I have been able to learn an entirely different attitude towards life as whole and little things in general. India and Pakistan give you an excellent cultural experience to live and experience a culture which is more hospitable, little bit less tolerant, strict in it core beliefs as well as values and give a lot of attention to more closer bonds between humans.
From my experience I would certainly say that it has been something unique and excellent experience.