I’m back safely and only (somewhat) worse for the wear after my trip from Australia. It turns out that ten days is a long American vacation but the rest of the world disagrees. Every European and Australian I met Down Under remarked on how we must be “mental” to try to vaca in just ten days. “You need a month at least”, was the common tut-tutting refrain.
But regardless, I’m back and happy to be Stateside. There’s nothing like leaving the States to be reminded of how amazing America really is. There’s a lot of talk about Americans’ boundless energy, welcoming nature and visceral belief that the future will be better than the present. But it takes a trip to another continent to be truly convinced of the same. For my money’s worth, nothing beats the US. Nuff said.
Pictures to follow.