I've lived in London for more than 4 months. I came here because I simply wanted to. I grew up in a big, vibrant city, than grew up a little more in an even bigger one. I don't feel very happy in a city where there is nothing to do in the evening, so I ran away to London and it's time for the first résumé.
Why do I like London?
- Freedom: no one cares about you, you're free to do, wear, eat anything you want. You can take a silly picture of your pizza in Flat Planet without anyone thinking "Oh, these people..." Why? Because others are so busy with themselves and their own lives that they just don't care. I will never forget the day I ate a sandwich on a Parisian street. After lunch time. On the street, while walking. Alone. Two French girls looked and me, upset, and one of them summed up my behaviour with the following: "Pff, elle fait trop Américaine". Of course, she was right. It's not healthy to eat between meals and I totally miss the times when I had a healthy eating routine (breakfast, lunch, my 4 o'clock coffee and a little snack and a late dinner.
- Food: I'm addicted to food and eating out. I love discovering new dishes and cultures. You can find everything in London. Indian, Chinese, French, Polish, Vietnamese, Lebanese. And more. I like observing how food trends change. I even like chain coffee shops and the fact that they are literally everywhere if I need an emergency chai latte.
- Culture: Exhibitions, theater, musicals... If you have enough time and money you can have fun every evening. You don't even need money, the majority of exhibitions and museums being free of charge. Example? I saw 3 exhibitions today and payed nothing. They were also 5 minutes from each other which means that you can enjoy art wherever you go in London.
- Parks: London is a very green city. There are a few huge parks, small squares and lovely flowers almost everywhere (sounds a little cheesy though). You don't need to leave the town to spend a calm day surrounded by nature.
There are more reasons why I love this city but these are the most important ones. There are surely some disadvantages of living here (it's noisy, expensive etc.) but please show me a perfect place: big but cozy, cheap but classy, old but modern. I'm sure I wouldn't like to go there and leave my borough.