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Is There a Goodwill in The UK
Hey, thrifter! Have you come looking to see whether there’s a Goodwill in the UK or London? This iconic American thrift store has been known for its bargain finds, as well as being a good place to donate old clothes, books, and housewares to. In fact, when I was in…
Is There a Popeyes in the UK
I think those of us looking for a Popeyes in the UK or London can all agree that there is nothing like Popeyes fried chicken and biscuits. It’s the taste of America in one fast food meal, and I completely understand why you’re hunting down some Popeyes in the UK.…
Is There an Old Navy in The Uk
Whether you grew up wearing Old Navy jeans or still long for that industrial shopping experience, you likely found this page by searching, “Is there an Old Navy in the UK?” or “Is there an Old Navy in London?” Hey, sidenote! If you’re traveling to the UK, whether for a…
Dollar Tree in the UK
One of the questions I’m asked basically all of the time by people visiting London or the UK is, “Are there Dollar Stores in the UK or London?” Whether you’re wondering if there’s a Dollar Tree in the UK or questioning whether there’s a Family Dollar in London, Americans seem…
An American Girl's Guide to Nando's
Let me start by saying that, in my personal and completely stereotypical experience, Brits aren’t huge fans of being ‘fans.’ Enthusiasm is saved for the previously mentioned 10 seconds after your football team scores a goal, and “loving” things is just…not a thing. You just got engaged? Well, good for…
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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…
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Since the 1990s, European budget airlines have been making their presence known as a viable travel option. Many of the top names have excellent safety records and are a great choice for the budget-conscious traveler or the business employee whose company is too cheap to spring for your upgrade because…
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One of the hardest part about being an expat is finding friends in your new country. It can make or break your experience, and it’s not always easy to throw yourself into the local culture and be the life of the party in a country you’re not familiar with. So…
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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…
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I have generally considered myself to be a rational human being. I am not really sure if Guy would agree, but, you know what, too late now, you already put a ring on it. Right. So, I am usually the one in my group of friends telling everyone to calm…
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