20 things I have learned (or noticed) while wandering around the UK


Almost half a year has already passed since I’m here. As my adventure in the UK is coming to the end… here are 20 things I have learned or noticed while I was here:

  1. London is the entire world combined in one city. I saw way more different people, traditions and perspectives on life than I could have ever imagined. And I’m so thankful for that.
  2. London citizens love living in landfill sites that they create themselves.
  3. I was lucky enough to work with the most amazing people in the entire London. I always was offered help or a hug whenever I needed it. I also did the same.
  4. Brownswood pub is the best place in the entire London city.
  5. Thanks to this experience, I truly know that I can reach any goals or whatever I want in life. As long as I stay dedicated for whatever I do.
  6. Those rare days with beautiful sunshine… I’ve never been so happy to see the sun. I started to appreciate every single little thing that made me smile.
  7. I’ve learned all of the Italian swear words you can possibly imagine. Oops.
  8. I’ve learned to accept things the way they are.
  9. I realised that I have the best friends back in Lithuania. My favorite thing to do was just to sit in my room, look through the window and remember that we all live under the same sky. No matter how many miles I was apart from my loved ones. It’s such a beautiful, warm feeling… Also, people who are waiting for me to come back are not the ones that I expected. Which is beautiful anyway.
  10. Continuing no. 9 – I realised that people come and go, and it’s not just cliché phrase. I was always the one who leaves. I don’t know which role is harder – when you stay or when you go. This journey was a push to realise that some people would never do as much as you would do for them. And the most amazing thing is that some actually would.
  11. If you ever plan to visit UK don’t dive straight to London. Or visit London and then go somewhere else to realise it wasn’t as good as the other places in the UK. At least your only aim is to visit main tourist attractions. Then go to London.
  12. Probably the only thing I sincerely, deeply loved about this place that it’s full of squirrels and foxes. Sounds funny, but it’s so nice to see little buddy leisurely running in crowded, busy London. Made me smile each time.
  13. I was asked to marry someone more times than I said ‘hello’ through this entire time. You see the metaphor here? But you get the feeling , right?
  14. Living here made me realise that all I’ve ever needed I had in Lithuania. Anyway, I’m so thankful and happy that I spent some time in here. Otherwise I would have never appreciated everything I had as much.
  15. If you are willing to keep on looking, London could be a very beautiful and peaceful place to live in.
  16. Money does not bring you happiness. I knew it already, but now I’m so sure that I could explain this to someone until my last breath if they disagree. It’s people that make your experiences special.
  17. People here are either very kind or very rude. There’s no in between.
  18. It does get better, James. I will always remember.
  19. If by very huge accident you are reading this, James, I just wanted to let you know that I was so excited to meet you that I even forgot your name. I always used to call you Jack. That evening is a definite highlight of my stay in the UK. I will never, ever, ever forget you.
  20. What happens in London stays in London.

In a way, I will never be the same person who once left Lithuania. And I couldn’t be happier about it. :)


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