At the last PRBC (punk rock book club) gathering someone asked me what it's like living in London as an American. Well, these days i don't have many answers, but I can answer this one:
London is a big ass city with tons of people from all over the world. Being a foreigner is common here. When I walk around I don't think 'by golly shucks where can I get a slurpee?' I eat kebabs and run after buses just like everyone else. The only thing that identifies me as an American is my accent, which some people have mistaken for Canadian anyway, and sometimes my 'friendly' and 'open' manner, which has offended the 'conservative' English.
Should this blog be about my life as an expat? Since I'm from Seattle should this blog be a friendly battle of Seattle v. London? What do you think readers?
This Seattle print is by artist Nate Duval. It fills me with nostalgia. I think his stuff is fantastique! He also makes tee-shirts and posters. Check out his blog and website.
The London Town print up top is by the ladies behind 'Delicate Mayhem'. I know it's a bit hard to see, so you have to come to London and see it for reals. They definitely know how to capture the craziness of urban living. Check out more of their cool work here.