Studying abroad has been the biggest adventure of my life. It has been a very fun journey for the past two years although like every journey it was not all smooth sailing. There were some bits of this adventure that was not particularly favorable and it normally related to how I stood out as an outsider.
It is really strange to be treated like a novelty item on the menu. People are curious about me and it is not even because of the person that I am, it is because I am from somewhere else and I look different. I should not complain though as all of my interactions have been respectful and rather pleasant but it does bother me that people make assumptions about others. Snap decisions are constantly made about people and I want to see that change and live in a world where people are not in a rush about everything from getting to know people and and basically living life.