I am a little curious about this ' reverse culture shock ' phenomenon that afflicts some people, but not others.
For those that have returned back, did you find you slotted back in embracing it all, warts and all or did you return back having a bit of an identity crisis ie feeling like a fish out of water ?
I ask this because, just before I left, I knew of a few other pats that had returned back to various western countries, and they're all really struggling with being back and really copping a bit of shit for it. Literally fish out of water socially, which I tend to find more than a little amusing. Considering they felt more at home among a room full of expats ( in HKG ) who all share being foreigners in a foreign land (all in the same boat ) than they do with their own cultural kind back home! Even if they bickered like feck about so many cultural differences between one another. Just fascinates me.
So, what's your story ?