For the second time.
I’ve relocated to London permanently as of December 2017, after a temporary relocation to San Francisco for six months whilst I applied for my UK Spouse Visa. Saying goodbye to the US for the second time was harder the second time around, but a bit romantic since I was joining my husband in our new life in the UK. Over the past few months, I’ve celebrated my second Christmas in London and have been readjusting to London all over again.
Related: What to Expect When Moving to London
I’ve lived in two countries within the past year and a half! (More on that here!) I know people’s lives on Instagram can seem very glamorous and even when I lived in the Bahamas people used to tell me that my life was “so hard” because I lived on an island. But moving to an entirely new country with different culture, customs and ways of doing things is no easy feat. Doing it AGAIN so soon has been much harder.
Related: My Ten Tips for Moving Abroad
I’ve gotten lost multiple times (with Google maps), had difficulty grocery shopping (because English English is different) and have even accidentally walked into the men’s restroom in a main London train station. If you’re planning on coming to London in the near future, make sure you have plenty of contact lenses so you don’t repeat my mistakes;) More tips here
Highlight of my day so far is deleting all of my apps (exaggeration) and videos on my phone and I still can't take photos because my "Iphone Storage is Full". I really don't get how Apple keeps doing this to us I pay for extra I Cloud storage and have a 32 gb. 🤬👻😫 . . . . . #instagood #creativehappylife #bloggervibes #expatblogger #lovegreatbritain #hellolondon #blackgirlswhoblog#latinablogger #blackbloggersclub #travelgram #travelnoire #lovetotravel #hellolondon#thisislondon #mylondon #housesofLDN #livethelittlethings #pursuepretty #theeverydayproject #bloglife #browngirlbloggers
Also, the signs here in London are not posted in plain view. You can walk down a street and have no idea what street it is because the sign can be hidden on a gate, placed on a random side of a building or simply just not there.
Related: Five Things to do In Notting Hill
I’ve been in central London and it could still take you 30 minutes to get to another part of central London. Example: traveling from Liverpool Street to Notting Hill Area can take 20-30 on the tube.
Related: How to Spend a Day in London
Read the Continuation of my story here.