I have been here for three years, but go “home/to my country of origin/back to my roots” once a year…torn between a genuine desire to see my family and the knowledge that my mother will have a cow if I don’t go (guilt?) or that something serious like death or worse might really happen to them.
I would like to know how often you go “home”? Why do you go? And do you enjoy the experience when you go?
I’m facing the trip in a few days, and while I look forward to it, there are also a few concerns:
My country’s not organised for tourists who are used to Thailand or Vietnam prices…it’s really hard to find cheap hotels, guest houses, etc. when I’m there. Public transport doesn’t exist so I usually find myself stuck in my boring, tiny hometown (I don’t own a car…eek!).
Anybody facing the same difficulties? How do you deal with it?