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The feeling of home while travelling

London - my home

London. my new home. I started studying in London in September 2019, ever since then i have an official home here in my favourite city. But if I am being honest, since the first time I visited London in 2010, I felt a connection to this history-filled city. I have always felt at home in London. Since that first visit, I tried to travel here at least once a year. Everything about London made me feel happy and at home. The tube system made sense to me right away, the architecture and monuments were absolutely breathtaking to me and I could never wait to be back. In my mind it was clear that I had to either study here or move here after university.

How come some places gives us a feeling of home if we have never lived there? What draws us to live in places we only visited as tourists? Some people would give the explanation of having lived there in an earlier life, others would say it is just a coincidence; we like what we like. I believe there is no real explanation to that at-home-feeling you get in a foreign place but there is some reason you are drawn to it. In my case, London culture is a big attraction point, everyone seems to live freely and be what they want to be. The big city life may be attracting to me because i grew up in a place surrounded by fields and the biggest city being comparable to a town in the UK. The reason why I was supposed to be in London? Right now it feels like the reason was in part to meet someone special, but also to pursue my dreams career wise.

To me, London always seemed like a place where dreams can come true. Walking in the city center you see all the west end shows or billboards featuring celebrities advertising a product. The fashion brands. The fancy restaurants. The parks. The museums. The old historical buildings next to the new skyscrapers. The many concerts and theatre productions taking place everyday and every evening. The markets. The small romantic streets next to the big busy lanes. The many new places to discover even after years of living in this city. Everything about this historical capital made me fall in love with it and I don't think I wanna leave.

Travelling brings us to new places, new faces, new cultures and with some luck to our new home.

Posted by jules-travels 09:58 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged london home

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I agree with you! Thanks for sharing your insights! Happy trails!..

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