Expat

6 Weird Things about America that Keep Me Up at Night
Over the years (and on this blog), I’ve done more than my fair share of (lovingly) poking fun of the UK as I try to navigate life here after moving from America to the UK. However, I’m an equal opportunist, and there are some weird things about America that also seem bizarre…
On Being Homesick When You Cant Go Home
Note: this post was originally written in 2016 and I have left it up to serve as a reminder of my journey as an expat in London The week ahead is full of good things for me. The Home Office has taken money out of my bank account, which means…
Reverse Culture Shock How to Get Over It or not
Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about reverse culture shock symptoms and reverse culture shock as a study abroad student from prospective study abroad students heading off in the next term or looking to come to London at some point in the future. Those conversations are filled with…
I Wont Be Home for the Holidays
If there’s one time of year that cuts every expat deep in all the feels, it’s the holidays. See, the rest of the year it’s way easier convince yourself that it’s okay you’re not in your home country because everyone is so spread out anyway. It’s not like aunt Marge…
Guide to British Television
One of the major benefits of British life and differences between British and American television is the opportunity to be exposed to a rich history of entertainment, culture, and the arts. American fans of British TV will know that this is the home of Shakespeare, the Beatles, and every romantic…
How to Cope With Homesickness
If you’ve ever been an long-term expat or even lived in another country for a couple of months, it’s highly likely (okay, basically 100% guaranteed) that you’ve experienced homesickness in one way or another. Coping with homesickness as an expat is inherently difficult, as you’re effectively trying to establish a…
Best American Food Stores in London
I’m going to level with you. Finding the best American food stores in London was one of the first things I did when I moved to the UK from America. (Well, after reading the book Watching the English, which you should absolutely click here to check it out on Amazon…
15 Noticeable Differences Between British and American Weddings
These past few weekends have been ‘wedding season,’ not only for me, but also for the dozens of coworkers and friends I’ve spoken to who are hopping from wedding-to-wedding this month. There’s something about spring and summer in the UK that makes it a perfect time to say “I do,”…
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