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.

I don't like it. I don't want to be home yet.

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