V.S. Naipaul in "The Enigma of Arrival" expressed his belief that all places are the same. Christopher Isherwood had one of his fictional characters express the same belief. Do you agree? As for myself, when I moved to a new home only about 30 miles from my previous home of 22 years, I found that my life changed more than I ever would have expected. And after I spent 2 years in a foreign country, the culture shock was still as pronounced as at the beginning of my stay. Perhaps for some people, such as exiles, all places feel the same because they carry so much of the homeland inside that they never become part of another country. Perhaps others just feel at home wherever they are and are easily able to adapt and assimilate.