One of my former students is returning to Bulgaria, her native land. She certainly added a unique perspective in my classes. She apparently plans to blog about her experiences:

Well, after six and a half years of living in the ‘land of milk and honey,’ my boyfriend, Mark, and I have decided to return to the Old Continent and reconnect with our roots. The romantic myth of America is haunting many people in countries all over the world, countries that cannot provide their nations with the conveniences and luxuries America can, but as they say: ignorance is bliss. It’s those same comforts that make people jaded and complacent.”

I’d say that’s a fair assessment. I look forward to keeping up with her observations.