Living in Indonesia vs in England

Getting used to living in Indonesia, a country that has only two seasons (monsoon and dry season) and where beautiful beaches lie along the hundred mile seashores, living in England has given me colourful experiences, such as:

1. Different Taste of Food

In Indonesia, the food is rich of flavours from the various spices and herbs. However, the food in England is so much different.

Typical Indonesian food
British food

2. The Fast-Changing Weather

Unlike in my hometown Surabaya, which temperature ranges from around 25°C along the year, the temperature in England varies from around 3°C in the winter to around 20°C in the summer. However, the weather is often changing unpredictably so we must check on the ‘weather’ application regularly.

3. Different Culture and Language

4. Transportation

A significant difference can be seen from the public transportation in Indonesia and in England. Unlike in Indonesia which its public transportation is still limited, all the public transportation in England is connected and highly facilitate the citizens to mobile in the city and inter-city.

Bus in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Buses in Hull, England.

Finally, the most important thing of living abroad is to adjust ourselves so that we can feel more comfortable although we are thousand miles away from home. So, tell me about your experiences when living abroad by leaving your comments below!

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