Everybody who has spent time in a different country knows that expat life is not quite like anything else in the world. The confusion of the first few days and weeks, the slow, but steady process of acclimation, the little peculiarities and quirks that might strike you about your new surroundings: almost any situation you encounter can make for a great story. If you are so inclined and want to blog about it, of course!
Our InterNations recommended blog section features talented expat bloggers from around the world. Their offerings to the blogosphere have been selected for their great entries and high quality, whether they may be funny, informative, interesting, deeply personal or a combination of all of the above.
Let’s hear from our featured bloggers in Los Angeles:
I come from a society where friends and neighbors are part of your extended family, so I am used to be surrounded by people (who care in one way or another) all the time. But Los Angeles is a very individualistic society, having a to-each-his-own mentality so it’s a bit strange at first.
I didn't really know what to expect, all I knew about LA and California was what I saw in movies. And that's not the most reliable source. I guess I was lucky enough to be 21 when I moved and had my eyes wide open, I was learning and discovering Los Angeles with open mind and took it as an adventure of a lifetime.
There is a whole different culture in LA, no doubt about that. Being around classic LA people that work in the “industry” is an experience itself. I wouldn’t know how to sum it up in a few sentences, that’s why I started my blog.
While LA is very similar to Sydney in many ways it’s very hard to get used to starting from scratch in meeting people and making friends. Fortunately not much culture shock involved with this move although LA does take some getting used to!