I have been lucky enough to live abroad a lot in my life. The first time in my early twenties I moved from Australia to England for a study abroad semester. The second time I spent a year in Canada on a working holiday. And now I have spent the last several years living abroad back in the UK. It is something that everyone should consider doing at least once in their lives. For me living overseas was life changing. I had to work hard to adjust to my new life abroad and in the process learnt so much about myself. Here are our 10 reasons you should experience living abroad.
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My first experience away from home was when I went to study abroad in the UK at the ripe old age of 20. It is probably fair to say that this was one of the best experiences of my life. So when it came time to come home I had mixed feelings.I was so used to living abroad and doing my own thing that moving back home was hard. And so I experienced reverse culture shock. The definition of reverse culture shock or re entry culture shock is a period of difficulty in readjusting to the culture and values of your home country. This is because what was previously familiar has now become unfamiliar.Here are some of the points that I struggled with upon coming home and that led to my reverse culture shock. Please feel free to add your own experiences in the comments section. Continue Reading
Welcome again to the Wanderlust & Life diaries. A place where we document our own personal travel experiences. Today I wanted to talk about our worse hostel experiences. In my early 20s I used to always stay in hostels, scouring the internet for good and bad hostel reviews. Now I am nearly in my 30s things have changed a bit especially with regards to my accommodation preferences. Don’t get me wrong, staying in a hostel can be amazing. I have met some of my best friends in hostels. In fact Dave and I met in a hostel in Toronto. However, there are some things about staying in hostels that I definitely do not miss. Here are my 10 most awkward hostel experiences. Feel free to add your own in the comments section.
Sometimes in this day and age it’s easy to forget how hard it is to travel. We look at these perfectly edited photos on Instagram and everything looks easy and fun. What you don’t see is the stress, the preparation (or sometimes lack of preparation), and the awkward situations along the way. The most important thing though it to learn from these mistakes or at the very least learn to laugh at them. We have compiled a list of our biggest travel faux pas and what we have learnt from them. Feel free to add your own in the comments section. Continue Reading