Although we can’t succinctly recreate online the atmosphere of a Pilsner beer-driven discussion in a Czech pub, we can attempt to answer these questions with astounding brevity in case you’re also curious. [Twitter’s limit is 140 characters.]
1a. How do you stay sane while being together 24 hours a day? (Politically Correct Version)
Patience. Communication. Our hotel rooms were often barely larger than our beds; carve out separate mental space while sharing a small physical space.
1b. How do you stay sane while being together 24 hours a day? (Honestly)
Who said we were sane? While we wave divorce papers at one another every so often, we expect to write at length on this topic.
3. What’s it like being an American abroad these days?
The diplomatic response: our travels indicate that America’s image abroad is in need of some repair. Fortunately, most people respond to us as individuals.
5. Which countries were your favorite(s)?
We had an enlightening time everywhere, really. Off-track surprises included: Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan (Pamirs), Laos, Cambodia, and Burma.
6. Were you sick a lot? (Translation: were you always praying to the porcelain god?)
Despite being street food junkies & eating a slaughtered goat, no. Exceptions: Vietnam-Sapa (D&A), Uzbekistan (Dan), Kazakhstan (Audrey).
8. What’s it like to be back in Prague, once your home of five years?
A bit strange, sort of like we aren’t here. Everything is eerily familiar. And in dollar terms…too expensive!
10. Any epiphanies yet on this journey?
Greatest epiphany to date: Epiphanies take time.
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