After more than thirty-five hours of travel, which included three international flights and a five hour drive, we are finally home. Walking into our home after such a long journey from the other side of the world felt both strange and comforting. Even though we are home it feels like we are still in Thailand. In the same way we had to adjust to Thailand a month ago, we will now have to readjust to Canada. I suspect that the shock of returning home will be a fraction of what we experienced travelling abroad but I can already tell you that there have been several surprises. Yes, the change in weather has been jarring but so has the cost of food! I almost shed a tear after paying for some very basic groceries on our way home. My husband had to retrain his brain to driving on the right side of the road after learning to drive on the left and we both had to drink a lot of caffeine to stay awake today.
As we drove home through varied terrain that covers British Columbia my love for this part of the world was rekindled. We truly live in an amazing place and I am excited to go out exploring as soon as the jet lag wears off. However, before the details of Thailand begins to slip from my mind, which is a sad reality, I want to write a few more posts about our trip. Over the next few days I will keep on sharing about our adventures Thailand and then probably by next week I will have made the transition to being fully back in Canada.