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27 Things No One Prepares You For When You Leave India

"Can I get that extra, extra, extra spicy please?" -You ordering anything.

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1. First things first: You may love the food the rest of the world has to offer, but you'll miss ghar ka khaana more than you could've imagined.

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And there's just no replacing it.

4. You'll constantly crave hot, sweet cutting chai and no "Chai Tea Latte" will satisfy you.

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Shout-out to the chaiwalla down the street back home <3

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10. The "authentic" Indian made alcohol that they sell abroad will never taste as good as the same thing does at home.

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Never.

12. In fact, no one will feel as passionately about cricket as you do, leaving you watching important matches alone in your room / with your two other brown friends.

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"Let's catch the game today?"

"Sure, the Lakers are playing, right?"

"I meant India-Sri Lanka..."

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14. You're going to have refine your driving skills, because they actually have rules in other countries.

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22. And you'll find creative ways to celebrate anyway.

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27. And you'll take constant solace in the fact that your insane, chaotic, wonderful country is always ready and waiting for you to come home.

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