Ever feel like a stranger in your own home?
Something weird has started to happen lately. This upcoming trip has definitely got me thinking about what its going to be like next year in strange cities by myself but all this has made me start feeling that way prematurely.
It seems like I am treating my own home like a strange foreign place these days. Its an odd feeling walking around an area that you know very well but getting the feeling as though you are experiencing it for the first time. For example: the other night I was out at the bars and decided to just walk home (6.5 miles) instead of taking public transportation. For the first time I actually wanted to see the parts of this city that I usually miss and really donâ€™t care about while on the subway!
What an odd feeling... I have divorced myself from my home yet gained so much curiosity for some place which used to seem so normal.
This ever happen to anyone else?
When I got back from Europe and Africa a few years ago, I had total reverse culture shock and disgust at my own country. I remember going to the grocery store and staring at the aisles of crap and feeling lost and overwhelmed.
quote:Originally posted by smoothwndrnk:
hey tell me you route for your rtw im leaving jan 20th for mine i ll be hitting south america first.
I'll be flying into Bangkok on Feb. 1. I will probably spend the first half of '08 in Asia.
Yep it's happened to me heaps, when i travel for a long time the first thing I always look forward to back home is driving my car again. Going for a drive in all the subburbs around mine, it's really intersting what you see! You seem to take notice a lot more as well of changes, like new houses etc.
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