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1. Posted by gordonC (Full Member 17 posts) 11y

Hello -

my name is Gordon Candelin and I'm currently living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia working as an art director for an ad agency and running the student travel site Urbanlowdown.com. I've been in Asia for almost 2 years now, after an initial 8 years living in europe followed by an agonizing 5 back in Los Angeles - my hometown.

For me, travel has always been about full-on immersion - diving in, working shitty jobs because you can't speak the language, figuring out how to rent an apartment, how to pay an electric bill, which side of the street you shouldn't ride your bike on (doesn't matter unless you happen to be in Germany), how not to kiss the hand of a polish countess (you don't actually press your lips against it, and you certaintly don't make a big smacking sound), and all of the other pleasures of finding yourself way in over your head.

Gordon

2. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 11y

hey Gordon, welcome man :)

3. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Hi Gordon,

Before long, it all seems normal. Then you return to your own country and experience REVERSE (or RE-ENTRY) SHOCK