440. Fri-Date: Our Takeaways From Before & After Our Trip to America

Apr 29, 2022 | Fridate, Podcast

We’ve documented much of our journey from living in the United States to moving to Italy and our lives here since. It’s been eight months since we first moved and we’re preparing to take our first trip back to the United States. We wanted to continue this documentation by predicting the reverse culture shock we expect to experience there. In this episode, we share three things we expect to be different, from what we’ll miss in Italy to what we’re excited to experience being back in America again. To finish up, we come back around and give our impressions during the trip.

In This Conversation We Cover:

  • [01:37] Visiting America for the first time in eight months
  • [03:52] The different takes on food in America vs. Italy
  • [08:00] The kindness of strangers in Italy
  • [10:06] Walking on eggshells around political topics
  • [11:55] Living a slower pace of life
  • [12:44] Being able to communicate intimately
  • [14:32] Getting a break from translation
  • [16:22] Catching up on our intentions
  • [22:14] Initial impressions on coming back to America
  • [27:35] How expensive everything is in America
  • [31:59] What we learned from the trip



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About Us

Ciao! We’re Rob & Kim. Over the past two-decades we’ve lived by one motto, “Excuses are over. it’s time to live!”

In August of 2021, we put our motto to the test, sold everything and moved our family to Italy.