I feel like I've done a lot of complaining lately, so I thought I'd document some things I'm thankful for here in Xela. Adapting to a new culture can bring out the worst in anyone. Your own language no longer works (scary), there are strange, new smells, sounds and tastes, and the days feel a bit longer. Sometimes I don't feel like myself. It's hard to explain, but being the 'outsider' can be tiring. I'll be going through my day and be suddenly reminded of a comfort of home and it cripples me. I have to concentrate on adapting to life here. It's a bit like running a marathon. You can't look back, you must push forward. Through out all of this, I'm finding things to be thankful for.
One of these things is Cafe Armonia. We found this place during our first week here and fell in love. They have the best hot chocolate in the world and wifi (yay!). They also have super clean bathrooms, which I love.
Another thing to be thankful for is good pizza. We're both lactose intolerant, but we suffer through because its a little slice of home.
And, I cut my bangs. New country, new hair.