I will have been here for five years in mid-October, but even now there are rare moments when it still feels like I am just 'on holiday abroad'!!
Take the other night. There I was wandering around the house getting ready for bed, when the noise of the locusts in the trees just really struck me suddenly, even though I hear them nightly. I thought to myself - it's like when I've been on holiday somewhere hot and you hear this exotic sound. As a Brit, it's just a sound you associate with tropical holidays abroad, not where you live.
It just made me smile to myself. I might be one of the most happily adjusted expats I know, but even I have my moments and when I still find it wierd that I live here!