Back in the US, But Not Done Traveling

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After traveling to 8 countries in South America for 8 months, I’m glad to be back in the USA. Though I’m back to the place that I call home, it won’t be for too long. My parents, sister and I are recharging our traveling batteries just to bounce back for more travel adventures across Europe and Asia. I can’t wait to add to my country visited tally in the near future.

Honestly, coming back was a bit of a cultural shock. Everyone speaks in English! I actually caught myself responding to a waiter in Spanish. The hot water flows consistently, there are no stray dogs, consumerism is rampant and people are really tall. Though there are differences, I’m coping with my post-traveling syndrome pretty well.

As a Floridian for the past 9 years, I’m ready for a change as we are now residing in New York on a temporary basis but for the first 5 years of my life I actually lived in New York. I am bracing myself for snowstorms and subzero temperatures. Just recently, I bundled up in my 800-fill power down jacket while on a trip to the grocery store while other people were out in shorts and t-shirts. Just when I thought I was really hardcore….

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Coming back is a good change but I can’t wait to see the rest of the world. Have you ever gone through a change in your life? Leave your comment below.

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3 Responses to Back in the US, But Not Done Traveling

  1. Sharon O'Day says:

    At one time in my life, Jonathan, I changed continents seven times in 14 years. While it was exhilarating, it was also really disruptive, especially moving household goods all the time. (True, it kept down the clutter!) Since then I’ve stabilized in an easy place to leave from — Miami — and use it as a base for frequent international travel. I admit, though, that my feet are getting itchy. I look forward to reading about the next leg of your family travels, through Europe and Asia. Meanwhile, stay warm!

  2. Ian Phillips says:

    Thought Florida was for retirees and university students. Will be hitting humid weather myself this weekend in Nicaragua. Generally prefer Latin America to Europe myself.
    You will find Europe a bit too discovered. Eastern Europe less so really liked Brasov Romania.If you go to Polnd you will find a lot of tourists in Krakow. WroclawI found nicer but Poznan more the real Poland. I still like going to Berlin. One day might go back to Paris. Ah now I am restless

    Happy travels and don’t become a Yankees fan

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