Was not leaving 110 degree weather
Was not leaving dust storms
Was not leaving behind a crazy landlady
Was not having to take another marshrutka ride
Was not packing up the apartment
Was not saying goodbye to the language school
Was not getting reacquainted with my comfortable, big bed
Was not eating delicious home cooked food
Was not having unlimited high-speed internet access whenever, wherever
Was not being able to flush paper down the toilet
No, the hardest part about coming home was trying to explain to people I just returned from Kyrgyzstan, and it is actually a real country.
Yep, I decided to come home for a month to recharge and tie up some loose ends. Don’t worry… I have a plane ticket back to Central Asia in early September, and I have plenty of stories to divulge in the meantime from my life back in Bishkek. I’m still not sure what I will be doing when I return, but I am sure thankful I am not doing the dig in Georgia anymore!