Here is a quick list of things that are awesome about traveling and being in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
1. Giving up control, traveling teaches you to adjust you expectations, you really are no longer in total control of your life and you have to be Okay with that. It's super hard thing to do, but totally a life skill worth knowing.
2.Different for different reasons. In America, I am different because I am NNT. Here I am different because I am an American. It's nice to (sort of) loss part of that identity.
3. Language Barrier. Here I have to rely more on the body language and customs, but because I am not from here, people are way more willing to explain it to me and I get a lot more chances to get it right.
4. Weirdness sometimes comes off as just being an American. Here, if I do something differently than my host family, they may attribute it to me being an American rather than me being different.
5. Traveling is awesome. I love being in a different country, I think that is has given me a really unique opportunity to expand my horizons and changed my way of thinking.
What is your most valuable travel expirence? How is it to travel with small NNTs?