Is there a single word for an unfamiliar situation or a better way of wording this? If a situation is unfamiliar to you.
Strange, Foreign, or Unknown?
Any of the synonyms for unfamiliar may work:
- strange, new, unknown, different, novel, unusual, curious, alien, out-of-the-way, uncommon, little known, unaccustomed, beyond your ken
imbroglio - intricate or complicated situation
quandary - A difficult situation.
You could also say you're in a cliffhanger (A story or event with a strong element of suspense).
Or you could combine several synonyms for strange, such as selcouth, with situation to get a "selcouth situation."