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 Zillow 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 myKRO.org, a blog devoted to exploring the world of microfinance. As passionate as you get about travel.

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