Friday, January 18, 2008

Life as an expat

Perceptive travel has always been one of my favorite travel websites, and I religiously read the blog. A recent post by Antonia Malckik discussing life as an expat could not have been more accurate.

" ...living as an ex-pat is not just an experience to write about or to pack away with your photos in the face of uninterested friends in your home country, it’s something that becomes part of who you are and how you view the world."

So true. I know that I've been forever changed.

" ...the friends you make as an ex-pat are like no others in your life. They’re the ones who can show up on your doorstep after five or ten or twenty years, and you can chatter away as if nothing has changed. They’re the ones who can call out of the blue and make you laugh. Because what you share is not an early childhood or drunken university days, but a deep-seated interest in the world and thirst to know it."