I still struggle with feeling selfish for loving my life abroad so much, but the reality is that it allows me to be the best version of myself. It’s instilled in me this overwhelming sense of euphoria that radiates from my being.
If your waiter asks if you would like some chips with your order, say “aye” if you want some fries. But if you actually want chips, then go to the grocers and you shouldn’t have a problem finding crisps.
Better communication doesn’t always entail talking. There is nothing more frustrating than needing to communicate with someone who doesn’t speak your language.
You’ll realize which basics you’ve been taking for granted.
When you lived abroad, somehow home – no matter how distant it was – never felt like it was fading into the rearview mirror. It never felt like it was something that could be taken from you.
Suddenly all those little things that you’re used to are gone, and you realize you are utterly alone in a foreign country. It begins to dawn on you, that everything is different.
I have always traveled a lot and developed a love for it. As a traveler, there are a few things that you learn.
A lot of people have this idea that living in a foreign country is exotic and exciting. And it is. But not every day is Instagram-worthy.
On Central Avenue, I picked up a hitchhiker, a raven-haired girl coming from the public library there. She was very pretty, and her perfume made my car smell very good, if only for a little while.
Though the beauty of meeting people in hostels is in the inherently diverse selection of humankind they attract, there are certain people you will inevitably come across in one hostel or another.