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Hey! I’m Kalyn, the brains, hands, feet and all the internal organs behind Girl Gone London.

What is Girl Gone London about?

Girl Gone London covers three main topics:

Why all of the Disney content?

I was born and raised in Orlando, Florida, so Disney is basically a part of my soul. I’ve been to the park hundreds and hundreds of times, and now that I split my time between the UK and Florida, I get to enjoy longer stays at the Disney resorts (my home-away-from-homes).

What’s your expat story?

I’m an American citizen, having lived in America full-time until I was 19.

I moved to London, United Kingdom in 2012 on a CAPA study abroad program, and ending up loving the UK so much that I found every way (and visa) I could to come back. While an undergrad, I also did the API London and AIFS London programs, studying at UCL and Richmond, The American International University. Since then, I have also done BUNACs London Internship program and was direct enrolled at the University of Westminster for my postgraduate degree in Public Relations.


Now, I split my time between the two countries, and I’m also married to a Brit and always figuring out how to communicate when you say the same words but don’t mean the same thing (pants, anyone?)

How do I get in touch with you?

To get in touch, email me at kalyn@girlgonelondon.com.

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matt

3 years ago

Thanks for following my blog! I’ve returned the favor and look forward to reading more.

girlgonelondon

3 years ago

Glad you enjoyed 🙂 Thanks for reading!

Wendi Reamy

3 years ago

Thanks for following my blog. I see you’ve already met my husband, Matt. We plan to move to Germany in a few years, so I look forward to learning from your experience living in Europe.

girlgonelondon

3 years ago

Of course! I’m glad he shared, as I’m enjoying reading about your own experiences and outlook on life! My mom’s family is from Colorado Springs, and I hope you continue to enjoy it. Thanks for reading. 🙂

never.stop.exploring

3 years ago

Its great to know about you and read your blogs. As you said you are the wealth of useless knowledge on expat American life so what I’m going to ask is bit lame. I can’t believe I’m doing this. I know Americans only through newspaper or FRIENDS. As great lover of this T.V serial I just want to know if Americans are really such jolly and open. And one more why do you people make fun of UK english accent. This too is based on Friends. Whats the difference?
Best wishes.

girlgonelondon

3 years ago

Thanks so much for reading! Really glad you’re enjoying. 🙂

While of course you always have to add the disclaimer that this is a huge generalization of Americans, I would definitely say that Americans are open, and while obviously sitcom characters are over the top happy, Americans are often considered quite loud and extroverted by other cultures, so that’s probably true. I don’t know if it’s necessarily that Americans are more ‘jolly,’ but rather than Americans are expressive and not afraid to be a bit over the top.

On the whole, Americans LOVE the British accent and could listen to it forever (again, huge generalization but still). It sounds really smooth to us and the words and sounds seem to flow a lot better than an American accent. But of course everyone may ‘make fun’ of other accents at time that sound different to how you speak, so I’m sure that’s all Friends was getting at.

Hope that helps!

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3 years ago

Hello,
I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. You can find details here.
There’s no pressure to accept this nomination but it is my way of thanking you for sharing such an awesome blog.
Evgenia xx

girlgonelondon

3 years ago

How nice! Thanks so much for nominating me, I’ve got to start thinking about my 7 facts! 🙂

Evgenia

3 years ago

Can’t wait to hear it 🙂

Lynz Real Cooking

3 years ago

Nice to meet you! I like your blog

fattymccupcakes

3 years ago

I can’t wait to read more of your blog. I visited England in 2010 and have wanted to go back ever since. I am really wanting to live there. Your posts will be like going back home, I am sure!

girlgonelondon

3 years ago

Thanks so much for reading! You should definitely go back ASAP! 🙂

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badfish

3 years ago

found you through Tiny Expats…coool blog! I may share my world in December??

girlgonelondon

3 years ago

Thanks so much for reading! Would definitely love if you joined up in December. It’s my first one hosting so I’m hoping people will participate so I don’t look lonely! Can’t wait to read it..:)

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