Letting it change us...
Gorgeous writing, Al! I’m so excited for you!
I'm so impressed Alex & Cam. Go for it... Life is really too short & I envy your ability to quit your job & do what your heart desires. Everyone says it but 1% actually do it. It takes guts to do what you are doing. Looking forward to seeing you both in Sydney Australia.
Stay safe & enjoy... this year will leave you memories to last a lifetime.
What your cousin said is really meaningful, "Let it change you".
It is easy to start doing comparasions from country to country (or even to your country of origin), instead, try to adapt yourself as fast as possible, for example if you go at a country where bargaining is a normal aspect of their life, don't be afraid, bargain.
All the best!