When I first arrived in the UK nine years ago, it was like landing on the moon! I was amazed by the new territory right off the plane. London Heathrow seemed gigantic and its walkways are endless. I wondered at the suspiciously clean carpeted floors and the rather frequent, foreigner-friendly signage that made it almost impossible to get lost. But the biggest shock came in the baggage reclaim area, when I realised that there were enough trolleys for everyone and they were all free!
I can’t help but laugh at myself now, reminiscing at that first encounter with an alien culture. I was in awe. Full stop! I now think, however, that I had come from outer space. Well, it was my first ever trip abroad after all.