End of the Drew Meyers World Tour 2010

My “Drew Meyers World Tour 2010”, which began back in April with my trip to Asia, has been officially over for about two weeks now, but I’m just now getting to wrapping it up here on Oh Hey World. I’ve been back in Seattle for almost two weeks catching up with old friends I haven’t seen in 8 months and working for Virtual Results and have barely even had a chance to think about the fact that I’m no longer traveling the world and living out of my backpack.

The most common question I’ve been asked the past two weeks has been “How is it to be back?”

After being gone for 8 months, where do I even begin to answer that question? Particularly since I spent the last month in rural Ghana (2 hours from an ATM rural), going from spending $10 a week on food to more than $10 a day is quite an adjustment. Granted, $10 a week in Ghana meant mostly beans, rice, plantains, and spaghetti — the amount of money it takes to feed yourself here in the US regardless of what you’re eating is quite a bit more. Driving my Civic again takes a little getting used to. Having a real bed and big spacious couches to sit on are both unbelievable feelings after constantly being on the go. It goes without saying that I’m still in an adjustment period acclimating myself back to the United States lifestyle, and I’ll try to reflect further on my time abroad and share my thoughts when I have a little bit more free time to think about it.

The photos in this post were taken on a beach near Cape Coast on one of my last days in Ghana.

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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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