Things I’ve missed during and after my travles

One week after returning home from my 155 days abroad in the endlessly fascinating city of Den Haag, The Netherlands; I am finally moved back into my house and resuming life back in the good ol’ U S of A. Turning the page to another chapter of my life has obviously has come with a mixed bag of emotions. I thought that now would be a good time to come up with a list of both things from the U.S. that I am happy to see again, and a list of things from Den Haag that I already miss.

First off the things from home:

  • Obviously seeing my family and friends again
  • My (very comfortable) bed
  • Not paying for water and toilets
  • Driving a car
  • Owning a dishwasher
  • Being able to call people on the phone
  • My dogs
  • Actually having hills in this country
  • Thunderstorms
  • Being able to read signs/ packages at the grocery store
  • Chipotle and Skyline

Things I miss from Den Haag

  • My bike
  • Being able to walk to the grocery store
  • Meeting people from all over the world
  • Public Transportation
  • Easily being able to go to new countries
  • Living 20 stories up
  • Kapsalon
  • Dutch DJs
  • City centers
  • Seeing things older than 1776
  • Sampling international foods
  • All of my international friends

Of course these list show only a fraction of the things that I have grown to love and miss about my two homes, but you get the general idea. One great thing that this trip has taught me is appreciation; appreciation for the things that I have here in Kentucky and the  for things I had In Den Haag.


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