We’ve reached the halfway mark and as much as I love Malawi, “There’s no place like home” really does resonate more and more. So here’s a list of all the beautiful things I miss about Canada (mostly food).
– A real Canadian breakfast. Eggs, beans, back bacon/breakfast sausages, hash – all doused in glorious maple syrup.
– Sidewalks. Paved roads. The lack of sand in my shoes.
– Washing machines. Dryers. Even if I have to walk outside of my building to use one.
– Drinking on the patio with friends on a warm summer evening. Or just drinking in public and not being misunderstood for it.
– Spicy food. Specifically Korean food.
– Pasta. Creamy pasta. Creamy pasta that I make with seafood and white wine.
– Cooking. Knowing how to use the stove and where to buy groceries so that I can cook for myself.
– A fridge. And cold water.
– Large windows. And my open concept house filled with light.
…. I’ll think of more later. But those are the ones that occupy most of the space in my mind. 🙂
Today’s Culture Shock: Most everyone I’ve met generally don’t believe poverty exists in Canada. To which I explain and show pictures of homeless people (who only really exist in the big cities in Malawi) and everyone is always appalled.