Expat

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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…
Dillard's in the UK
Dillard’s is such an essential part of many malls in the American south that I grew up not realizing it wasn’t an option in every state or even around the world, so I totally get why you’re wondering, “Is there a Dillard’s in London or the UK?” Hey, sidenote! If…
Walgreens pharmacy
Walgreens is seriously my jam. I am with you, people of the internet who have searched, “Is there a Walgreens in the UK?” or “Is there a Walgreens in London?” I am with you. I love Walgreens so much that as a child, I waited during the holidays for the…
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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…
CVS in the UK 3
CVS is one of the most popular drug stores in the US with almost 10,000 stores across the US. So if you’ve searched for, “Is there a CVS in the UK?” or “Is there a CVS in London?” I completely get you. Where else do you go at midnight when…
Ulta in the UK
Ulta, one of America’s most loved makeup stores, has had an explosive presence in the States since its founding in 1990. From concealer to foundation to haircare (including a salon in every store), this is a mecca for people who need their daily beauty products or a complete makeover. Whether…
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…
Is There a Best Buy in The UK
There’s something about Best Buy that’s intoxicatingly (is that a word? Stick with me) old school. In an age where we seem to buy everything online, walking into a store that sells physical stuff – computers, cameras, tablets, and more – is exciting. You can touch it before you buy…
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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…
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