Pulling up stakes and moving across borders can be exciting, embarrassing and unexpectedly educational. Whitney Cox writes about ten lessons learned from life in a new country.
A really fantastic article that is spot-on on the fun, and funny, eye-opening lessons of living abroad. Like she says in the article, if traveling is like a Peter Pan return to childlike wonder, living abroad is like awkward adolescence where you have no idea how to accomplish your to-do list.
If you’re a serious traveler, live abroad, or want to, this is definitely a good glimpse of how not knowing how to do anything turns into your biggest experience living and working abroad; how everything you assumed to be good and bad, polite or rude, obvious and impossible get challenged, upended and reset to a massively wider view of “normal”.