Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Back in the USA

I landed in Seattle about 12 hours ago, after a connection in Chicago. It’s the first time I’ve been in the US in almost a year, after living in Madrid. Here’s a peek into my inner monologue…

During my layover in Chicago…

I have to go up one floor. Okay, push the elevator button 2, not 1. Remember, 2, not 1.

This money looks weird. It all looks exactly the same! How am I supposed to tell it apart?

$4.36 for 16oz of what is basically juice? Sorry, Starbucks, no.

Okay, stop over-enunciating when you order your sandwich. Stoppit.

What’s the cheapest type of non-drip coffee I can get? $2.40 for an Americano, okay, that’s a bit more reasonable. Still pricier than a nice café con leche.

Wait, I have to count this money after he gives me change? I can’t just glance at it for a split second and know by the colors I have the right amount?

Woah, I just heard someone speaking Spanish. Ears on alert. I’m definitely learning the most useful foreign language.

On my flight to Seattle…

Four and a half hours of Shark Week??? I love America!!

Driving home…

Were the freeways always this ginormous?

At home…

Holy shit my bed is comfy. I feel like a princess. Also this is the first double bed I’ve slept in since I moved.

That’s all for now. I’m sure I’ll be posting more over the next 3 weeks.

3 comments on “Back in the USA

  1. elstadl
    August 10, 2013

    LOL. Love it! Thanks for sharing, this helps illustrate what experiencing the cultural differences is like. I’ll have to post something like this when I get back from Thailand. ❤

    • Erin Elaine
      August 11, 2013

      Or when you first arrive in Thailand! Plenty of cultural differences there. 🙂

      • elstadl
        August 12, 2013

        Good point haha. I’m sure I’ll be writing a lot more once I get settled. I’m working on a post now about preparations for moving abroad.

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