Japan - Okinawa Reflections

The trip back to the states was an interesting experience. We left on a Friday at 1:00 p.m. and arrived home at 10:00 p.m. This meant that Friday lasted around 37 hours for us as we traveled back in time to the Eastern Time Zone. I can honestly say that time travel is exhausting, and I did not even get a hover board. Now that we are back in the states everything is taking some getting used to again. Cars here are huge in comparison to those in Japan and the speed limits are a lot higher. It is kinda unnerving after spending two weeks in cars the size of go-carts. People are also driving on the right side of the road instead of the left. There have been several times when I have been tempted to turn onto the wrong side of the road. (I didn't) One of the most interesting adjustments is that I can understand all of the signs along the road and I can understand everything people around me are saying. This may not seem like a big deal, but believe me, it is. It gives me new appreciation for people whose first language is not English.

I guess you could say we are experiencing reverse culture shock and severe jet lag.

For those of you who travel, what are the biggest things for you when readjusting to American culture? Also do you have any tricks for overcoming jet lag other than ridiculous amounts of coffee?