London Life – Expat Update

Hi Everyone! The countdown is onnnnn. In T – 2 days I will be in the air on my way to the US of A for the first time!!! OMG. It still hasn’t properly sunk in. Not to mention I will be turning 30 in Las Vegas with two of my girlfriends from New Zealand who I haven’t seen in nearly a year!! So on that note, I may not be able to post once a week as I do now, but be sure there will be some fabulous posts coming up about my adventures!

Today’s post is scattered with pictures of my adventures in London – enjoy!

Borough Market

 

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Shakespeare’s Globe

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Before I head off on my next adventure I thought I’d update you on expat life in London. Some people seem to think you come here, get a job, travel, make new friends, experience new things etc etc and yup, you do, BUT it aint always easy. Not many employers want their employees going away for 5 weeks so I resigned from my job, moved out of my flat and I am currently crashing at a mates place until I fly out. THAT’S the reality. I cant afford to pay London’s ridiculous rent while I am gone with no income. So when I get back to these fair shores (let’s hope they are warmer than when I leave!) I will be jobless and homeless. Much like when I first got here, expect I know my way around better, know where to look for jobs and have a few mates who’s couches i can crash on!

Tate Modern

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Random Skate park I found while wandering Southbank

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It’s a risk, travel kinda is. Worst case I can’t get a job, run out of money and I go back to New Zealand. I have faith i can find a job though, then I will get an amazing flat and continue my expat journey in London. Cos, guys, I have travel booked already yo and goddamit I’m doing it! I am a little concerned about how much I will spend in America since who knows when the money will start flowing again when I get back to London, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take. I will be a frugal as I can without sacrificing the fun of my trip!

 

Pretty mean view while crossing the road!

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View from the Emirates Cable Car of Millenium Dome

 

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So there you have it, my life in a nutshell right now haha. I feel some travel blogs don’t always show the real realities of being an expat so I hope this helps if you are an expat yourself or about to be one!

Greenwhich mean time!

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Black Books shop!

 

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A moody day in Regent’s Park

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All you can eat sushi with my girls

 

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Shawn the Sheep – he pops up all over London

 

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Nights out with the girlies :)

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Stumbling upon random things being filmed – you ever know what you’ll see in London!

 

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Be sure to follow along via Instagram and see what mischief I get up to in America!

See you soon xxx