We had three neighbors knock on our door to say hi the day we arrived: a nursery school teacher, midwife and a nanny. How appropriate! Everyone is very friendly; we are very groggy. But if you have the chance, I’d definitely recommend British Airways…it’s the most comfortable coach seat we’ve found going this way. A quick note on first impressions –
Things I have not missed: Not having A/C. I think the warmest it has gotten is probably 65 F, and there is always a cool breeze. Not having a car. We live in a very walk-able neighborhood where everything is close by.
Things I have missed: Microwave; but we resolved that quickly when we found a small one at the grocery store. Stores open late; at least in our neighborhood, on Sunday most stores close at 5PM, and 8PM other nights. Well posted street signs; if the name of a street happens to be displayed, it’s at knee level on the side of a building or fence. Makes getting around a bit of a challenge. But we are happy to be here and finally starting to settle into our new place.