An American has taken to TikTok to share the largest cultural variations she’s observed since transferring to northern England from California.
The video by @ashlee4ever was seen by over 70,000 individuals in lower than a day.
Within the clip, the Californian revealed that she moved to the Larger Manchester city of Bolton to be along with her boyfriend – and there are some tradition shocks she wasn’t anticipating.
She began off the video by saying ‘I am in northern England, exterior of Manchester and it is humorous I really feel like no person hates England greater than the English.
‘Each time that I meet somebody they usually discover out that I am from California, their first response is ‘why are you right here?”
An American has taken to TikTok to share the largest cultural variations she’s observed since transferring to northern England from California
Viewers additionally discovered it hilarious that the TikToker determined to maneuver to Bolton, with customers writing ‘I’ve by no means heard of individuals transferring TO Bolton’ and ‘CA to Bolton is wild lmao’.
One other shocked Brit questioned ‘Bolton?? I dwell in Leigh & we had an American dwelling on our council property. I could not perceive why they’d journey all that technique to dwell in Leigh’.
She went on to clarify the primary issues she’s observed in regards to the British lifestyle that differ from her experiences within the US.
Ashlee revealed the primary main distinction she observed is what you may get, or cannot get, from the grocery store.
She defined ‘Most likely the largest tradition shock for me has been grocery procuring. There are some comparable manufacturers however they’ve totally different flavours for issues.’
Including that she’s used to larger portions than Brits have to supply:
‘My boyfriend and I have been attempting to purchase some ice cream bars the opposite day they usually solely are available in packs of three or 4.
‘I am used to packs of like twelve or one thing. Three or 4, what’s that purported to do for me? are you kidding me?
‘That is gonna final me a day and a half between the 2 of us. After that debacle I used to be so homesick and began crying.’
Within the clip, the Californian revealed that she moved to the Larger Manchester city of Bolton to be along with her boyfriend – and there are some tradition shocks she wasn’t anticipating
Lack of tumble dryers
The second factor the TikToker has struggled to return to phrases with is the supposed lack of tumble dryers.
She mentioned ‘This is not for each British family however loads of locations which can be rented – they do not have driers to dry their garments which is so extremely silly to me as a result of that is just like the wettest nation and s*** takes two to a few days to dry on the drying rack.
‘Spend money on some dryers individuals, come on. What are we doing?’
Nevertheless, some commenters have been confused by her declare, with one Brit writing ‘Bro we’ve got dryers’ and one other including ‘We’ve got loads of dryers. We simply count on individuals to purchase their very own home equipment’.
Others agreed with the American, with one viewer saying ‘We’ve got loads of dryers. We simply count on individuals to purchase their very own home equipment’ and one other chiming in with ‘I do not know anybody who has a drier’.
Subsequent up is one thing Brits shall be used to and anybody transferring to the UK ought to count on – unpredictable climate.
Ashlee defined ‘The climate has additionally been tough to get used to as I’m from California.
‘It is not like a continuing rain although, it’s going to be drizzling then the following minute it is pouring after which it stops after which it’s going to begin once more.
‘You type of simply at all times need to be ready for the rain.’
The standard of produce
Lastly, the Californian complained about he high quality of produce we’ve got right here within the UK, in addition to the way it’s saved.
She mentioned ‘Additionally going again to grocery shops, actually the whole lot is wrapped in plastic – the produce and the whole lot.
‘Being from California, I did not realise we’ve got such good high quality produce. I’ve simply actually observed the distinction out right here.’
Regardless of the minor variations, she concluded the video by saying total she and her boyfriend are having a ‘actually nice time lastly dwelling in the identical nation, in the identical metropolis, below the identical roof.
Including ‘Everybody’s actually actually nice, I have been adjusting fairly nicely. I do get homesick at occasions after all however I am actually excited for this journey.’