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Reverse culture shock: when you return home to the sound of silence

Reverse culture shock – Hello darkness my old friend Reverse culture shock. I’d heard about it. When you arrive home, and to your eyes, everything is as it was. But to your heart, it’s all so different. Well, it’s 6 a.m., and I’ve been ‘home’ for just under two weeks, and I’m just tired. I have slept little since being home. I have done nothing very productive...

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How to budget for your adventure around the world

World Travel Planning: How much is this adventure going to cost us? … And where are we going to get the money? When budget planning for an around the world trip, the big question is how much will it all cost? Initially, working out a budget was the most challenging part of the planning. Bearing in mind, as described in our About Us page, this is Generation X...