How to deal with culture shock?

Have you ever heard of the Paris Syndrome? This condition got its name when a number of Japanese tourists visiting Paris fainted upon discovering that – like any metropolis – the city was crowded, noisy and dirty, thus shattering their idealized image of nothing but beautiful buildings and immaculately dressed people. The shock of this disillusionment caused a physical reaction in some tourists, who experienced disorientation, palpitations, dizziness and sweating, and in some cases even passed out.