July 15th

Noordwijk, The Netherlands Today is a particularly rough day. I switched hostels to one down in Noordwijk yesterday. It's a small beach town between Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Apparently it's one of the best beaches in the Netherlands. I'm having a rough time because I barely was able to sleep last night, which makes me moody. … Continue reading July 15th

Culture Shock

July 8th I've been experiencing a lot of culture shock lately. It's been rather tough adjusting to something so different; something that I could not have even imagined. Signs of Culture Shock Include: Extreme homesickness. Feelings of helplessness/dependency. Disorientation and isolation. Depression and sadness. Hyper-irritability, may include inappropriate anger and hostility. Sleep and eating disturbances … Continue reading Culture Shock