The things you seriously miss about London after you’re gone

Home is beckoning and you are ready to pack up and leave London. Before you do, think about all the things you’re going to miss about the city and make the most of the time you have left. Or if you are long gone, here’s some reminiscing.

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Starting a new life in London is a challenge for expats, but it is worth persevering

THE EXPAT MIND: If you have come to London to develop your career and establish a new life, making progress socially or professionally can be tough at first. Living here is rarely boring, though.

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Preparing for your return home to Australia: the countdown is on

Having witnessed it happen to many others before me, I decided to prepare well in advance for my return to Australia. But you get lost in the London life and suddenly months become weeks and the last-minute panic sets in.

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10 things I wish I knew before moving to the UK

You might know what flip flops are, but do you know what they call undies? LAURENCE DRISCOLL helps us traverse those first few months in the UK when you come from the land down under.

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I have absolutely been spoiled by London, and it may not be a good thing

‘Culture shock’ is the term usually used for an immigrant or tourist becoming disorientated when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life. But could it apply in reverse when you are trying to integrate your way back into life after returning home?

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Hitting home: How’s the serenity in Australia?

Seeing the beauty of Australia through the eyes of a tourist, or the naivety and innocence of a Darryl Kerrigan, is just one of the many great lessons you learn from living overseas.

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Moving to London from Australia: what to pack and what to leave behind

Moving to the other side of the world can be overwhelming, but the cost of literal ‘extra baggage’ and backaches from poor planning is worse. Keep things simple with a guide to packing for London.

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Things I love about spring in London

Finally. It’s here. Spring! And London is coming to life.

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Australia is home, but there is so much more to the world

GIRL ABOUT LONDON | So many expats, including myself, struggle to escape the clutches of home.

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Winter IS coming, London

HONEYMOONING NOMAD | Guess what, dear reader… British Summer Time is over; the clocks have been turned back and all over the city there are clues of what is to come.

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Being poor in London is one of life’s richest experiences

GIRL ABOUT LONDON | Career isn’t everything and stuff isn’t all that important when you are travelling and having the time of your life

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Returning to Australia: The downsides of leaving the global fast life behind

FROM THE HOMEFRONT I Top three drawbacks awaiting you at home when you return from London and your travels.

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London crowned world’s most expensive city

London has overtaken Hong Kong as the world’s most expensive city and is twice as expensive as Sydney, due mostly to rising rent and employee costs.

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Heading home to Aussie bovine freedom

Honeymooning Nomad | Of course my friends and family top the list, but there’s something else you don’t really find in the UK that this Australian misses dearly and I can’t wait wrap my laughing gear around it.

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Winter whinging while stranded in London

The differences between living the UK and living in Australia: In London’s winter gloom, Facebook has cast its evil ‘the grass is greener on the other side’ spell on ALEX BLACKIE. How dare her Aussie friends post pictures of themselves at the beach!

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