Well been back for five days. I used to take much longer than this to adjust to the enormous differences in our cultures. I would take a few days just to recover from the shock and confusion of stepping off the plane into a luxury shopping mall. Where are my bags? But now it doesn't bother me so much. I think I've become de-sensitized to it. This worries me, because I think it should bother me.
I've found it extraordinarily easy this time around to slide back into life in Australia without missing a beat. The cars, the food, the clothing, the fast internet. All mine. Perhaps it was all a dream?
Mind you, I haven't attempted Christmas shopping yet. That really frightens me and I'd like not to have to do to worry about it at all. Perhaps I can put it in the too hard basket and opt out claiming culture shock. What do you think?