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.