so here’s the thing- obviously… I loved and do love Europe- I want to go back as much as possible. On a regular basis. Maybe even live there. Yes. There are things, well a lot of things, that I really love about Europe, some things I like even more than the states.
But let’s be honest- there are definitely things about the states I missed, and appreciate more now. In order of importance for me (more important to less important)
- Chobani Greek Yogurt– I missed that stuff so much. I went 6 weeks without it… I usually have 1 sometimes 2 a day. Greek yogurt is definitely an American trend…. I found a few, but it was different than here- still good- but not my apples/cinnamon, pear, chocolate bites, key lime pie- chobani favorites. I missed it so much. I consumed 16 containers of chobani in about 4 days… Yeah. That was me.
- Diet Mountain Dew- This past year I had cut down my consumption of diet soda down to 2 servings a week, occasionally a few more. I love my diet mountain dew… not in Europe… at all… not even at Hard Rock. I settled on coke zero, but it’s not the same. at all. First thing I searched for at the Miami Airport before my transfer to ATL…. Diet Mountain Dew of course! I would have paid a lot of money for one… even though I didn’t really have any more left.
- Spinach…. It was there… but money being tight I couldn’t just purchase as much as I wanted, and I was on a meal plan for several meals week. I was going to waste money.
- Splitting Checks at restaurants. The amount of math we had to do on a regular basis… too much. always very complicated for us all.
- AC. Where we stayed… never turned it on.. It got bad. We got angry. They kept saying they would turn it on… It never happened.
- my bed.
- Snack foods- especially Diabetes wise
- Knowing that I had easy access to my Diabetes supplies.
- Knowing I could communicate well in regards to my Diabetes if I needed help. J’ai le diabete. (accent missing).
- Communicating in English… although…. I am upset I don’t know any other language very well. I shouldn’t be expecting others to speak English all the time, and not speak their language– I did try my best. But sometimes it was quite stressful.
- Regular Deodorant usuage
- Being able to use various facial expressions without having to worry about what other would insinuate…
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