Let's face it, no matter where in the world you live there will always be good and bad things, advantages and disadvantages. After living here for a few years now I decided to share with you my pros and cons with London. Let's start with what I really like about this city;
"I'm Sorry" is every Londoners catchphrase... Even if you haven't done anything wrong. And it's contagious, today I apologised to my colleague because she struggled to open a door. How weird is that!?
Close to Sweden:
Well how can I not mention the fact that it's only a 2 hour flight home. Having the option to come home (or having visitors) for a weekend here and there, I'm not complaining!
Actually, why don't we have markets in Sweden? Or was I just blind over the 19 years I lived there? The perfect weekend according to me involves strolling around a market, preferably Borough Market.
Being the tea lover I am, I just had to mention this as England is the Mecca of tea. Love the British Afternoon Tea tradition, it's soooo cozy! Not that I go regularly... but still.
Try and find a culture that isn't in this city? The amount of different people that live here makes it all feel so much more welcoming and homely. It also means you can get authentic food from pretty much any region of the world - just makes living here so much better.
And what I don't like so much ...
In a matter of hours you will experience boiling hot sun to torrential rain, hail and wind. No wonder Brits are obsessed with talking about the weather. No matter how nice the weather is during the week, it will ALWAYS rain on Saturday and Sunday's.
I don't even have the words. The crowds have to be seen to be believed.
Considering how much I complain about this in my blog it would only be fair to mention it as a con. I'll never again say a bad word about prices in Sweden. That's a promise!
London-summers is truly fantastic... for the short time it lasts that will say. Not that this is of any news to any of you Scandinavians. I'm sure you'll agree with me; We want summer! We want summer! We want summer!
Yes, I know what you're thinking right now, "What a bitch!?" But trust me, they will quickly drive you mad. I mean, how dare someone stop on the pavement and happily look at their map. Don't they know my lunch hour is precious!? Take this from a girl who worked on Oxford Street for 9 months. Lol