I travel the world and am truly amazed with the sights, cultures, and people but in my eyes there is no place like home.


03 September 2010

Unexpected Longing for the Middle East

Occasionally the oddest things will induce a feeling of homesickness –obviously not for my true home (Council Bluffs) as I am blessed to live here now. Instead homesick for the Middle East – my home for four+ years. Last night I decided on a quick dinner of fancied up Ramen Noodles (classy eh) and happened upon this package:

Obviously brought back as part of my HHG from Kuwait. The Arabic writing and memories of making noodles in this lovely adobe in Kuwait came flashing back.

I felt slight pangs for that life, that country, that adventure. And of course I wondered if I would someday have a chance to live in a foreign country again and experience the cultures of those so different from ours in the US. A huge part of me still longs for it….(Sorry mom and dad!)


Jesse said...

What an experience I bet it was. Memories you will have forever. =)

Lissa said...

my husband has has to spend a lot of time in dubai with his work. I wonder if he would like this meal?

Jeanneoli said...

I can understand that...especially after living there for so long.

Melissa said...

Lissa how lucky for your husband. I always loved Dubai and had so much fun there whenever I could sneak away for the weekend. The noodles truly are just the Arabic version of Ramen so nothing special.