Title says it all. Been back in the states for almost a year and a half now. Although it is my country, after living in Taiwan for six years the U S of A seems quite lackluster. There is literally nothing to do here except buy stuff, go to bars, or go walking in a park. At night, everything is closed except Denny’s and bars. Not like Taiwan, where I could hop on a scooter, go see something crazy, go to a night market, 85 degrees which are open 24/7, a doujiang dian, whatever. Hang out in the city, or go cruising through the jungle.
Unless you live smack dab in NYC or downtown SF, life is just dull here (and the latter place is full of heroin needles and human excrement). My wife ended up joining me here too…and she agrees, its just boring. There’s nothing to do. We mainly just watch Roku every night. Maybe because we are both night owls it makes it worse, since American nightlife is pretty lame, with bars being the only late night option, and even they close at 2am.
Maybe we’ll go back to TW when my contract is up, though we went ahead and bought a car, furniture, all that crap one has to get (tried doing it just with a motorcycle, didn’t cut it, way too cold and everything is way too far to not have a car). So feel like we have invested a lot in this, but that’s life. We’ll see.
Anyone have any similar sentiments after going back to the states? Canada is probably even worse, except yall got NHI too.