“This is why once you’ve traveled for the first time all you want to do is leave again. They call it the travel bug, but really it is the effort to return to a place where you are surrounded by people who speak the same language as you, not English or Spanish or Mandarin or Portuguese, but the language of others who know what it’s like to leave, change, grow, experience, learn, then go home again and feel more lost in your home town than you did in the most foreign place you’ve visited. This is the hardest part about traveling, and it’s the very reason we all run away again.”
This quote perfectly captures my experience returning home after long term travel, and the conflicting, confusing, and sometimes painful emotions that are brought up as a result. Can you relate?