There’s been nothing quite like the good ol’ American holiday of July 4th to bring out the homesickness in just about every American abroad I know. Talking about barbecues and fireworks has taken over my blog feed lately, but I’ll tell you what, the homesickness factor became apparent in my local circle of friends a little sooner than that.
And on day 177, they ate pancakes.
It’s not like IHOP or Denny’s or even Perkins, but Pancakes on the Rocks is about as close to an American breakfast as one will get in Sydney.
Actually, I was a little surprised at how much food you got here… more importantly, how much bacon I got. NOM!
It was hilarious to be sitting there with a large group of Americans and each of them saying how much this reminded them of home… and how much they wanted to come back (we hadn’t even left yet). Pancakes, people, is a good meal to have for the homesickness blues.
What’s your go-to meal to help you deal with homesickness while abroad?
**All photos in this post were stolen from Lauren Fritsky.