Back from America

So I’m back from an awesome trip back home! It was amazing! I got to run around Seoul for a few hours, ride on 306 airplanes (okay so maybe that part wasn’t the best), see my family and friends, love on my puppies, kitties and the newest addition: a bunny rabbit, and even visit Mickey Mouse!  I was able to spend 3 weeks doing crazy things like ride in cars with only 2 people in them, bask in the glory of air conditioning everywhere, wash clothes in a washing machine and go to Target as much as I wanted.  No one cared when I walked down the street, and I wasn’t called fat when I went shopping!  So weird!

A royal palace in Seoul

A royal palace in Seoul

Cool sites in Seoul

Cool sites in Seoul

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Mcdonalds!  In Seoul

Mcdonalds! In Seoul

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Spending time with the Madre

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We rode on lots of roller coasters

Hanging out with goofy!

Hanging out with goofy!

Hanging with Chip and Dale

Hanging with Chip and Dale

The happiest place on earth!

The happiest place on earth!

 

Our newest addition: the bunny Nikko

Our newest addition: the bunny Nikko

I got to hang out with my fur babiess

I got to hang out with my fur babiess

So excited for cheese!

So excited for cheese!

The Korean Airport has the cutest Dunkin Donuts donuts!  I had only 50 minutes coming back to catch my next flight, but I ran like a crazy person to get some breakfast for the next day!

The Korean Airport has the cutest Dunkin Donuts donuts! I had only 50 minutes coming back to catch my next flight, but I ran like a crazy person to get some breakfast for the next day!

 

It was so nice to see everyone! One year is by far the longest I’ve been without seeing my family, and I can’t imagine having had to wait another year to see them. I was able to just relax and enjoy all of the luxuries living in a first world country has.

 

I was a little concerned about how I would feel coming back to Cambodia. Would coming home make me even more homesick? Luckily, I was pleasantly surprised. I was happy to come back and see everyone, and everyone seemed to be happy to see me. Apparently the gossip around the village was that I was going home to find a husband. My market ladies were very upset to hear that I had in fact not found myself a husband or even a boyfriend in America. At the ripe old age of 22 I’m becoming an old maid, and obviously need to find someone quickly. One of my market ladies told me that she had a 57 year old family member who was a dentist and still single, and she would be happy to set me up with him. Haha! Uhh thanks but no thanks.

 

By some miracle the temperature has actually been tolerable lately! It is funny to see how much the weather seems to affect my mood here. I was happy to see my again, and especially my little nephew who learned how to walk while I was gone. The only things I wasn’t too happy to see were the mice that seemed to have moved into my room while I was gone. Not cool mice.

Sadly these were not the mice that moved into my room

 

School will be out until October, so I have a lot of free time right now. I’m hoping to start teaching more English Clubs, and get my environmental project off the ground. Hope everyone is doing well! I will try to write again soon!

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2 thoughts on “Back from America

  1. Sounds like a perfect trip!!! Sorry about your roommate mice. I could mail a trap or two? Enjoy your free time and if it would help, I can send a number of photos of ‘eligible’ young men to satisfy the market ladies. We forget some of the down sides of the ‘village’ that we want to help raise our kids. You do have help with problems but you also have lots of ‘help’ in parts of your life you would rather keep to yourself. I believe it was like that in Grandmas day. We missed getting to give you a hug or ten, but we will save them for later. Love you!

    • It was awesome! I found a way to make a homemade trap on google, so keep your fingers crossed that it will work! Haha its so strange having everybody worry about me finding a husband. Luckily I can tell them that in America it is normal to not be married right now, and they seem to accept that answer. I feel bad for the woman in my village who are in their twenties and thirties who haven’t found the one yet. It must be so hard to hear every day that you are getting too old and no one will want to marry you 😦

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