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A Few Thoughts After 24 Hours on the Ground in the States

24 hours since landing in San Francisco after spending the previous 5 months in Southeast Asia, here are a few thoughts I wanted to share:

  • I prefer shorts, a t shirt, and flip flops to jeans, a fleece, and shoes.
  • I’d love it if I never had to wear shoes again. But I need to buy some shoes, as I have none with me.
  • It’s true – life in the US really does revolve around sporting events.
  • The US is NOT backpacker friendly. Both Europeans in my hostel room complained about how inaccessible everything in the US was for backpackers.
  • My pocket book is going to take a hit while I’m here. I spent over $100 yesterday alone. That’s about 2 weeks of expenses in SE Asia.
  • Coming from daily humid, 100 degree weather – San Francisco is freaking cold and windy. I froze my butt off at the Giants game last night.
  • I’m extremely fortunate to be surrounded with such a great group of friends

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Drew Meyers

Drew Meyers is the co-founder of Horizon & Oh Hey World. He worked for from September of 2005 to January of 2010 on the marketing team managing Zillow’s API program and various online partnerships. Founder of Geek Estate Blog, a multi-author blog focused on real estate technology for real estate professionals, and, a blog devoted to exploring the world of microfinance. As passionate as you get about travel.

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  • Justin

    Amen on the Shorts bro – well said.

  • Welcome home Drew!! :) Shorts and flip flops rock!

  • Jodi

    Welcome home Drew! Hope to see you sometime this summer.