Originally Posted by Breathe Fully
I would love to hear your experience about leaving "home" (places where you were born or spend a considerable time frame or whee your closest friends and relatives live) and moving to different places or countries.
I have been living for many years across 3 different continents (N. America, Europe, Asia) and so far the experience fantastic.
What I miss from "Home":
- my "comfort zone"
- Familiar food
- Familiar landscapes
- losing my (and my family) roots
What I love living around the globe:
- different experiences,
- different scenarios,
- dealing with different people
- different yummy foods,
- different languages,
- an incredible excitement of enjoing every second of this life
- giving my family an international exposure
What about you?
good question! I haven't lived in another country. But the US is so frigging big, that moving from the Midwest to the West Coast was almost like being in another country both distance-wise and culturally.
I did however have the good fortune to visit several countries during my time in the Navy and after. Japan, Korea, Philippines, Australia, Hong Kong, Italy, etc.
What I miss from home is pretty much identical to your list. What I loved about other places, besides the food and scenery, is listening to different languages, finding out how vastly different we all are, and yet how we are all amazingly alike.
Sometimes I think everyone ought to get kicked out of their home land for a year or two and go see some different cultures.