Just a German Girl in London: 32 Great Reasons to Move Abroad #livingabroad

MyNutShare - Just a German Girl in London - Living Abroad
MyNutShare – Just a German Girl in London – Living Abroad

Thanks everybody for your great and positive feedback to my latest blog post You are so lucky to live in London. Here are some reasons why I think  it’s great to live abroad or travel as much as you can.

  1. You get to know yourself very well.
  2. You’ll stretch your mind because you continuously have to get out of your comfort zone
  3. You’ll experience a lot of challenges. This is tough. But when you achieve to manage those you will feel soooooo, soooooo good
  4. You’ll find pleasure on little things that you wouldn’t have thought to matter
  5. You’ll see, eat, experience continuously new things and everyday life can become pretty exciting
  6. You’ll miss home and learn to be grateful
  7. You’ll figure out who are the friends that love you and are there for you (of course, vice versa) no matter the distance
  8. You can receive parcels from home and exchange parcels, which is a great thing to do
  9. You’ll meet new people
  10. You’ll realise that a lot of people do have exactly the same experiences as you and therefore new friendships can sometimes build on a more intense basis – similarities connect
  11. You’ll feel home on more places than just ‘home’
  12. Heimat becomes something special – you will become sentimental and sometimes homesick but to head ‘home’ to see your loved gets you excited as a child on christmas
  13. You’ll relax  – you’ll have the chance to step back from expectations, cultural norms and figure out what you truly want
  14. Therefore you will become more independent and value more your own decision-making skills
  15. You can restart in a certain way – no one knows you anyway so you don’t have to deal with expectations or stereotypes
  16. You’ll have a lot tourist moments in the city / country you live in because you absorb things differently. When I lived in Germany I actually haven’t traveled too much within the country or did a lot of sightseeing within the cities I lived in, because I always felt I could do it later. But living abroad – especially if it’s for a limited time only, will create a certain sense of urgency to do so
  17. Your language skills will progress incredibly – simply because you have no other choice
  18. Distances will no longer matter that much
  19. You’ll become proud of your cultural ID while also …
  20. … growing into another culture. The world becomes your home.
  21. You’ll become more aware of cultural differences and learn to appreciate them
  22. You’ll learn so much by having friends from all over the world
  23. You’ll realise when talking to tourists how much you have learned – i.e. London transportation and the tube map and a lot of other things
  24. You can do whatever you want (of course, just the legal stuff) and many people wouldn’t even care as it’s more anonymous
  25. You’ll learn how to ask for help …
  26. … and while doing so get more confident in not having the perfect language skills
  27. Especially when you relocate or travel with a limited amount of luggage you’ll declutter and simplify your life.
  28. You’ll learn to focus more on collection of moments rather than clutter and stuff
  29. You’ll anyways find loads of cute stuff you want to take with you
  30. You’ll realise that things you are good at can be totally challenging because you don’t understand a word (i.e. for me an aerobics class) – and you’ll be so proud of yourself when you manage to participate anyways
  31. You’ll be surprised how people from different countries think about your home country and you’ll create great memories. I gonna share my favourite example with you. A friend of mine from Taiwan was totally surprised when I had a salat because she believed that Germans just eat sausages and meat.
  32. You’ll have conversations about things you would never think you could have a serious conversation about and you’ll totally enjoy it. And let’s be honest it’s great to get to know everything about other cultures when it’s shared from locals

What else do you think makes the adventure ‘living abroad’ so worthy? Let me know – either in the comments or drop me a message.

Lots of love,

Steph xx

Just a German Girl in London – London you Beauty

Hello everybody,

I decided to start a new series about ‘Living abroad’ and my experiences since my relocation to London 1.5 years ago. Please feel free to drop me any questions you might be interested in to be answered.

Today’s kick-off post is about London’s beauty and I’m going to share some pictures with you I made. The last ones from St. Paul’s were made recently (yesterday + today) and have shown me why I love this city so much: it let me become touristy every once in a while 🙂

 

MyNutShare - Big Ben & Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
MyNutShare – Big Ben & Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
MyNutShare - Big Ben & London Eye, London, United Kingdom
MyNutShare – Big Ben & London Eye, London, United Kingdom
MyNutShare - St. James's Park, London, United Kingdom
MyNutShare – St. James’s Park, London, United Kingdom
MyNutShare - Wine at Hammersmith's Bridge, London, United Kingdom
MyNutShare – Wine at Hammersmith’s Bridge, London, United Kingdom

You can find a couple of lovely pubs right by the river – stunning, beautiful and so relaxing. Give it a try next summer.

MyNutShare - Kensington Gardens, London, United Kingdom
MyNutShare – Kensington Gardens, London, United Kingdom
MyNutShare - Wildflower Cafe, London, United Kingdom
MyNutShare – Wildflower Cafe, London, United Kingdom

The Wildflower Cafe in Notting Hill is one of my favourite spots for breakfast and coffee – especially on a lazy Sunday or right before a  Portobello Road Market stroll on a Saturday.

MyNutShare - St. Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
MyNutShare – St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
MyNutShare - St. Paul's Cathedral, Red Bus, Black Cab, London, United Kingdom
MyNutShare – St. Paul’s Cathedral, Red Bus, Black Cab, London, United Kingdom

This picture sums up London perfectly for me – you see St. Paul’s Cathedral in the back, the classical double-decker red bus in the middle and two black Cabs in the front.

Do you have any lovely pictures to share? Would love to see them – you can also tag me on Facebook or Instagram.

P.S. Yes, Tower Bridge and some other classics are missing but I’m going to make some more posts about this topic 🙂 So, stay tuned.

XOXO Stephanie