I get asked that question a lot. I like to think that I’m pretty adaptable and that there’s nothing I can’t do without. However, after living here in SA for over a year now, I’ve realized there are some things that I miss.
1. Starbuck’s coffee – Haven’t quite found the same caliber of coffee over here.
2. High speed internet – I should actually put this one first because I definitely miss it the most!
3. Being able to complete my errands in a timely manner! Life moves a little slower here in Africa. It’s not a bad thing. In many ways, I like it, but it has taken me some time to get used to the fact that it takes me a whole day to complete a list of errands. (It took us 5 hours to open a checking account here if that gives you any indication.)
4. Having a one stop shop! I usually have to go to 2 or 3 stores just to buy everything on my grocery list. WalMart can be a blessing.
I think that about completes my list. There’s not a lot of “things” I miss. I can usually substitute when cooking or learn to make from scratch (which I actually have come to love). All in all, I really like living in Africa. I love that my kids are getting an experience like this. In many ways, our life is not “normal” but I’m glad my kids think it is!