Going from 6 figures to nearly 4, this 26 year business owner traded her briefcase for foul weather gear to sail the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Pacific for one year. Follow her after she closed down a busy life to sail the high seas.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Reversed Culture Shock
Sint Maarten---In our trek of Islands, I have gotten used to not having things familiar to me. I am comfortable and content with the unusual and unique aspects of the islands, especially the ones that seem completely native and natural; Dominica and Montserrat. So sailing into Sint Maarten/St. Martin, Island of the rich and famous, playground to America, Canada and Europe's wealthier tourist, I am reacting with feelings of culture shock...but it's reversed. What should feel comfortable feels unwanted, awkward. The grocery store here has EVERYTHING! all brands that I once longed for are heavily stocked.