A Box of Expat Memories

As you can see, I’m late with this post, which was technically meant for last month. That’s largely because I have been caught up with work but also because I didn’t really have anything much to write about. I have been wracking my brains but sadly, came up with nothing. And then it hit me – I don’t have to use words!

So, SO much of my experience living abroad hasΒ been captured in photographs – countless moments that were happy, sad, funny, stupid and crazy! So for this post, I thought I’d do a collection of pictures that capture some of the most memorable of these moments and reflect briefly on why each of them were significant to my expat life. Here goes πŸ™‚

From matriculation to getting trashed, Oxford has weird traditions. Don’t question them, best to just go with it. Fun can come from unexpected sources.

Practice is the only thing that can make perfect. Even if it means eating burnt food a couple of times. πŸ˜›

cooking - practice makes perfect

Cooking experiments!

 

Never, ever give up on your passion(s). It’s never too late and the joy will be unparalleled πŸ™‚

dance - it's never too late

Utsav, 2017

 

You can never be too old for a birthday surprise.

b'day surprises

 

When you find friends who are willing to beΒ face to face with your butt for the sake of Twister, hang on to them. They will likely stand by you through other disastrous situations too.

 

And on that note, goofball friends are the best. They can Brighton up the most dreadful days πŸ˜‰

brighton

Rain + Brighton Beach = </3

 

Dissent is important, dissent is paramount πŸ™‚

Christiania

Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen. The home of no rules πŸ™‚

 

Dream big,Β life can be full of surprises!

Northern Lights

Aurora Borealis: Norway, 2017. (Credits – Mick)

 

Harbinger of hope - rainbow

A full rainbow in Oxford.

 

Farewells are HARD. But you gotta do what you gotta do, so make them as happy as you can. Good food is essential.

farewells are hard

 

And finally, always ALWAYS take photos, irrespective of the weather. Each is worth a thousand words, after all.

 

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