Back in the US since I first came to Chile

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Back in the US since I first came to Chile

Post by momof3 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:57 pm

For those of you who are curious about my return to the USA.

http://gringadchicureo.com/2012/12/27/b ... e-changed/
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Re: Back in the US since I first came to Chile

Post by Donnybrook » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:14 pm

I wondered where you were.

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Re: Back in the US since I first came to Chile

Post by Gloria » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:29 pm

Didn't missed you at all. :|
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Re: Back in the US since I first came to Chile

Post by admin » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:55 am

virgin returner. I always went through the initial excitement over the food in the States for a couple of days; then once my belly was full and I started looking around, I would go through the 'why the hell am I here, and how the hell do I get out of this place'.

I did that a few times, every time a bit longer, until I just quit having the urge to go back at all. I think it directly coincided with the point I forgot about the food.
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Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:22 am

My experience mirrors Charles. My yearly or so visit is never longer than two weeks or I would go crazy. But family obligations insist I continue with these infrequent visits and the consolation prize is three suitcases full of items from consumer paradise USA.
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Re: Back in the US since I first came to Chile

Post by T_ROBO » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:43 am

Yeah, my experience also mirrors that of eeuunikkeiexpat, except that I was allowed only 2 suitcases full of things :-) for each trip. My returns were so frequent that now I do not have to bring anything for myself (except for a few books) or for friends (they also had everything they need).
The things I enjoyed the most in the US are the cold weather for Christmas, and football games.
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Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:55 am

Three suitcases "implies" traveling back to Chile in business class (25,000 miles plus $350 in the low season). And at biz class checkin at LAX, you get to wait and watch while your stuff is screened by the TSA dweebs who will put your non-TSA combo lock back on if they need to open anything.
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Re: Back in the US since I first came to Chile

Post by greg~judy » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:02 am

admin wrote:virgin returner. I always went through the initial excitement over the food in the States for a couple of days; then once my belly was full and I started looking around, I would go through the 'why the hell am I here, and how the hell do I get out of this place'.

I did that a few times, every time a bit longer, until I just quit having the urge to go back at all. I think it directly coincided with the point I forgot about the food.
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we can basically concur <mirror> admin - up to a point...
we also wonder wtf is going on, as we surround ourselves with western dysfunction...
but yo, we need harken to the annual glutton~fest of the <almost> best dimsum and sushi in the western whirld...
< you may guess where...?>

also, like E~, we have yearly "family obligations"...
and fill suitcases w/ various~sundry goodies etc...
for our return to our self-imposed xpat~dom as citoyens du monde...

but if the question is ever begged...
could we ever return to said western paradigm and actually ?"exist"?
well, any cognoscenti who share our long-term xpat~dom need not answer that - we already know.

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Re: Back in the US since I first came to Chile

Post by john » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:42 pm

admin wrote:virgin returner. I always went through the initial excitement over the food in the States for a couple of days; then once my belly was full and I started looking around, I would go through the 'why the hell am I here, and how the hell do I get out of this place'.

I did that a few times, every time a bit longer, until I just quit having the urge to go back at all. I think it directly coincided with the point I forgot about the food.
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