Hello there! My name is Dan Oliver, and I’m a British citizen who has recently relocated to the United States. I’m a travel assistant, and I’ve always been keen on the idea of continuing my career. I now work for a travel agency in Denver.
I have decided to start a blog because I wanted to document my experiences about adapting to my new life in the United States. Every day, I discover new things, some of which I like and some of which I don’t. While I did suffer some minor shocks at the beginning of my adventure, I have to say that I like living among US citizens because they are friendly and easy-going. Some of my colleagues helped me settle in. One of the first things that I noticed is that Americans don’t eat like Europeans. The local cuisine is packed with specialties that I still have to try, and the neat thing about it is that I’m open to new experiences. I know it might be less healthy, but once in a while I even like to try a new burger place or just a fast-food joint where I can get my carb and protein kick at the same time.
It’s no wonder that so many British people choose to live in the United States. Professionally and personally, my life couldn’t be better right now. I have a decent income that I can use to go out once in a while or even try my best at fishing. I have become fast friends with several of my colleagues and they’re passionate about fishing and hunting so that they might take me on their expeditions sooner or later. One thing I’ve noticed about the American culture is that it’s partly focused on sports. I’m not a big fan of American football but I do like a tennis match from time to time, and I’m trying to learn the basics of baseball. It can be rather daunting for a foreigner to understand the rules of this kind of sport.
American English is intuitive and user-friendly, and most of the words are extremely logical, which is why I have no issue understanding Americans. I know both the British and the Americans have their own slang, but given the openness of the European culture toward US movies and TV productions, I really have no problem communicating with the ones around me.
In short, I hope you will enjoy my adventures as I document them on my blog. Wishing you all the best!
PS If you’re interested about what other people had to say about adapting to life in the states, you should check out this post. I can’t say that I agree with it, but some of the points seem well documented.