I so miss those two contradictory feelings of nonchalance and gratitude held concurrently by most expats; when you're lucky enough to live (and, often, to have fought to live) in a foreign country, you find yourself frustrated by your daily commute while simultaneously awestruck that your journey to and from work takes you across the Thames or past Parliament. There's almost always an element of wonder in your usual routine when you're an expat, and I love being reminded what that feels like through my favorite expat Instagrammers in London. Here are my top three:
Bethie / Elizabeth Hungerford - from Seattle to DC to London
Amanda / Rhyme and Ribbons - from New Mexico to London
Of course, you can be English and still see London with fresh eyes - I love how Flora, who grew up in Staffordshire, experiences her chosen city, and I'm tempted to book another shoot with Tarah, our wedding photographer, every time she posts a new photo. It's just so magical to experience London as they do! I can't wait to be back there in August, whipping out my phone to take my own snaps as I mutter obscenities at the hordes of tourists blocking my view.
Any other London-based Instagrammers I should know about, dear readers? Help me prepare for my upcoming visit to my second home - it's been nearly a year since I was last there! It's a bit masochistic, yes, but I do love getting lost in the memories.