For Anglophiles

Feature at InterNations

I was delighted when InterNations, a wide-reaching community for people who live and work abroad, contacted me and suggested a feature.

Even though I don’t usually blog specifically about my expat experiences, the differences between America and England are a constant source of amusement and bemusement to me – and provided some nice fodder for my novel.

You can read my thoughts on being a newcomer in San Francisco, as well as our memorable first evening on US soil, here.

With a presence in 390 communities worldwide, InterNations is a great resource for anyone finding themselves (or hoping to find themselves) away from their home country.  Check out their guides by destination to see what others are saying. Not surprisingly, the London community is well-represented and offers some great advice from those who are making England their temporary or adopted home.

I’m curious to know: if you could live anywhere in the world for 6 months, where would you pick?

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    Julie Valerie @Julie_Valerie
    February 18, 2014 at 5:05 am

    If I could live anywhere in the world for six months I’d probably choose either Beatrix Potter’s Lake District in England (I’ve been to London a dozen times but never the Lake District – it’s on my bucket list and I just KNOW I’d love it.) Or just about anywhere on the West coast of Ireland because I just love it and I love, love, love the Irish people. Or Alaska, which is still in my home country but so completely different from the lower 48. I hear Turks and Caicos is nice . . .

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    Pauline Wiles
    February 18, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    The Lake District would be wonderful – I visited as a teenager, but hiking & camping: I fancy seeing it next time from a luxury bed and breakfast 😉

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    April @ The 21st Century Housewife
    February 20, 2014 at 3:20 am

    Well, this might make you smile Pauline, but I’d have to say the San Jose area! I love San Francisco but it’s a little warmer out San Jose /Santa Clara way. I adore the California lifestyle and really look forward to our 2 or 3 visits there each year! Loved your piece on Internations 🙂

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      February 20, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      April, I can totally understand someone picking this area. I still have to pinch myself whenever I see the Golden Gate Bridge 😉

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    March 5, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Congrats, Pauline! Great Q&A and made me smile just remembering the culture shock my husband had when we first moved to California. Very similar observations!

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