Whilst living abroad, going home can almost feel foreign at times— as contradictory as that sounds. Having lived in the US, France and now Germany for the past 2 years now, I’ve become accustomed to and have enjoyed living my daily life immersed in cultures and languages that are different to my own.
However, whenever I return home there’s something about rainy tea-filled afternoons, the ‘mind-the-gap’ London Underground lady, black cabs and the leafy green suburbs of Greater London that seem both very familiar, but very different. A unique blend of foreign nostalgia. The classic expat’s oxymoron.
After returning to the bright, city lights of London recently, I obviously became an complete tourist 🙂 Above is a photo that I took of the London skyline, which includes one of my favourite places in London, St Paul’s Cathedral.
“It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed, is you.” ― Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button