Every time I spend some time abroad I come to realize what a great place my home country is.

Australian seems to be so far behind in so many things and they are most patriotic people I’ve ever met. (Except maybe American) It makes me appreciate more my country and where I come from. Australia is such a big place and there is so much to see and do. And the people here should be proud of it. It just makes me realize how unique my country is with its long history, weird language and a population just under six million. (And yes, the reindeers too.) It is a strange thing how different we people are, even though we share the same sun and moon. Maybe it is true that you have to go far away to see close. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve met some great people here whom I’m going to miss and I’ve had a great time the past six months and the few months that are left are going to be awesome. But I have to be honest here: I can’t wait to sit in an airplane and a flight attendant announces: “Welcome to Finland.” I will freeze my ass off but I will be at home.