One surprising tidbit is that I really felt like I could relate to his experience in some ways. I know that sounds ridiculous. He was a prisoner in Afghanistan, and I'm a missionary in Peru. They are worlds apart. Still, something about his much more severe culture shock strikes me as familiar.
Tonight I'm grateful for the media and the way it enriches my life. It's unlikely you'll hear that often, so savor it for a moment! And then find 30 minutes to read the article(s). You won't regret it.