It’s my first time out of the country, but I’m not alone. I’ve been staying in Peru for the past couple of months with my girlfriend and her wonderful family. I met and fell in love with her from an event I attended years ago, which was organized by a foreign affair matchmaker company. Since she’s met my family already, I thought I’d travel with her to Cajamarca and spend the rest of 2018 here.
Don’t get me wrong, her family is great, they accept our relationship and are very accommodating of my stay here, but I’m really missing home. I’m from Chicago and I’ve never been away from home before, which is probably why I got homesick easily. Any tips for treating my terrible homesickness is truly valued.