6 things you won’t realise you’ll miss from home

We all hate to admit it, but there are things we all miss when we move abroad, whether it’s your family, local cafe or your pet. We’ve accepted this – but there are some things you just won’t realise you’ll ever miss until you’ve finally made the big move.

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Expressing yourself in your native language

When moving abroad there a whole array of emotions you’ll go through, but trying to express them to those around you can be frustratingly difficult in a new language. Trying to be (intentionally) funny is a challenge too – better get studying…  


While local TV is a great way to learn about the culture and language, sometimes you just want to relax with your favourite TV shows from home. Thank God for (legal) streaming sites!

How easy everything was

Moving to a new country means filling out a lot of forms and getting past a lot of red tape. After standing in line for the 12th time in a day you’ll think that everything was easier back home. Just remember though – it probably isn’t more difficult abroad, it’s just different.

Food & drink

You’ll never realise how much you loved your mum’s cooking until you move abroad, and while one of the best parts of living abroad is trying out the new cuisine and local bars, sometimes you need a taste of home. Beat those foodie blues by finding the ingredients and doing some good old-fashioned home-cooking!

That one reliable person

Staying in touch with your loved ones has never been easier, but you’ll surely miss that one person who’s always down for anything. Just remember that friends are everywhere, and you can start finding them at the Just Landed community!

Your currency

Converting prices into your home currency can be dizzying, and you won’t be sure how much you’re paying for things at first. You will get used to it though, and hey, you might even improve your maths at the same time. Interestingly, you’ll probably also realise you can’t help but count money in your native language, even if you’re fluent in your new one!

Anything you really miss from home that we left out? Let us know in the comments…

Aga Wilkos

Aga Wilkos lived in Poland, she spent some months in the Netherlands and currently she lives in Madrid. She likes to know more about countries, human rights and in her spare time she reads reportages and likes cycling.

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