The single most important reason why I consider living abroad interesting is because living and working abroad is more, at least to me. It is even more the more intimate your relationships with locals grow.
It is when being for a few days among a dozen people who share a language you don’t isn’t an insurmountable barrier of exclusion but a unique opportunity to experience world diversity and an expression of inclusion.
It is when you cycle over the chords of a song in yet another new language to accompany someone’s voice and endless passion for music as, voiceless yourself, you can only whisper your sense of belonging and declare the song our.
It is when you relax your assumptions and discover sauna at 2:30am to be a perfect shower and alternative to relieve your skin of an itchy two dozen mosquito stings.
It is when you are told by experience how to prepare a traditional Rosvopaisti with the enthusiasm and dedication the time-consuming outdoor dish “robber’s roast” demands.
It is when you are left with the word kiitos.