It’s been 2 days since I’ve been home, and I’m already trying to find ways to get myself back to the UK. It’s nice to be back home and see my family and friends, who I missed dearly, but the past month went by fast, too fast, and now it seems like it was all just a dream.
I’d gotten so used to life in the UK that now it’s a little challenging to readjust back to America. Just yesterday I ran into 4 different people at Whole Foods because I was walking on the wrong side. Another thing that I’ll miss about the UK is, believe it or not, public transportation. The tube, however frustrating and stressful it may be, is a convenient commodity that most locals take for granted. In the UK I don’t have to worry about driving and getting stuck in traffic, paying for gas, or getting a flat tire. The tube is reliable (except for when there’s a strike, but even then they warn you ahead of time!). And even if I don’t feel like taking the tube that day, I can opt for some exercise and just walk to where I need to go.
The UK doesn’t have it all, though. I’ve missed the availability of water in America. I’ve missed the availability of trash cans on the street (seriously, where do people put their trash over there?). And, most importantly, I’ve missed normal shower doors (really what is the purpose of those half-doors made of glass? I’d like to know).
All things aside, I really will miss life in the UK. Last month was hands down the best month of my life. I visited 4 different countries and 10 different cities all in the span of 4 weeks. It was an incredible experience, one that would do over again in a heartbeat.