And yet when you retire to bed to find shelter after a long day, your heart is hers and her eyes are yours. Your cocoon becomes a special little travel documentary of your own, without even having to travel.
There is nothing quite like it. You can feel like a tourist in your own country, always learning about concepts and lands afar. You may or may not agree with them, but you’ll always be interested in them.
How do I know this?
Well, I’ve been there. I’ll never forget some of the best memories of my life with the girl from the other side of the world – European, and with her own language and cultural history.
Surprisingly, I didn’t seek it out. In fact, it wasn’t much more than the luck of the draw, I suppose.
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Luckily, she spoke English fluently, opening my eyes up to the ignorance I display daily at only being fluent in a single language.
Instantly and forever, you become both a teacher and a student.
Continuously, you are charged with familiarizing and explaining your local nuances or the meaning of an English word, and quite often you are exposed to the many contrasts and similarities between your cultural norms and those of hers on the other side of the world.
Fascinating and enlightening are the two words to describe it. Sometimes, frustration can pop up for a second when things just don’t seem to reconcile in one party’s head, but generally, your life is supercharged into a 24/7 cultural adventure.
After dating a few girls from both sides of the location spectrum, it’s honestly hard to say I could ever be satisfied with the girl next door again.
Hi, I'm Trent!
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