If two countries speak the same language, that doesn’t mean their residents lead the same lives.
Lisa Dollan, known online as Yorkshire Peach, is an American living in the UK. For some time now, she has been creating a TikTok series where the woman lists the differences she has spotted between the two places. Describing everything from parking to eating out, Lisa’s videos shed light on everyday nuances many travel bloggers leave out, and her videos are raking in millions of views!
Continue scrolling to check out some of the points she has made.
Well, I moved here six months pregnant and when I had my baby NOBODY SENT ME A BILL! I had my baby for free! Oh my God!
When I first moved here my husband had to go to his great uncle’s funeral. And he was gone for like 7/8 hours and he came back completely wasted. And I had no idea that people drank after funerals! And then we went to a kid’s birthday party I mean, the kid was turning like 3? And they had the beer, the wine, I’m like okay, okay. And I’m an alcoholic so I don’t drink, I can’t drink. And when we lived in the States together, I did kind of wonder, like? Is this man an alcoholic as well? And then we moved over here and I was like nah, he’s just BRITISH
That things costs EXACTLY what they say they cost. So if something says it’s £1 then it’s £1. At home there’s sales tax on everything so it’s $1.26
Meals I’d never had until I moved here: “beans on toast.” Thought it was absolutely disgusting, now I think it’s absolutely divine
Meals I’d never had until I moved here: I know this is a side dish but it’s an absolute gamechanger. Cauliflower & Cheese. Absolutely ELITE
Things that’d freak Americans out about the UK: What y’all eat for breakfast. OMG. If they saw: The Mushrooms, The Tomatoes, The Baked Beans. All of this, the “Full English”. Absolutely flip out, okay?
Things that’d freak Americans out about the UK: Driving in the UK. No chance, okay? The driving test. What you guys have to do to be able to legally drive here is amazing! You guys are all like Nascar drivers. Literally, I took my test in a parking lot in the States.
Things that taste different in the UK: Sweets, You don’t realize it until you’ve lived in the UK for a while and then you go back and taste an American sweet that you realize you can taste the artificial flavors more.
What my husband has been doing now I call sun shifting. As the sun shifs he will shift his chair closer and closer until the edges all the way to the corner of the garden
Things that taste different in the UK: Sour cream. All things creamy. It’s just creamier, so much nicer (in the UK)
Meals I’d never had until I moved here: The curry. Never had a curry before I moved here. And now if I go 4/5 days without one, I go into curry withdrawal. Absolutely DIVINE meal
I’d never walked anywhere. I have, but like very little, d’y’know what I’m saying? Y’all will walk anywhere here, I’m not kidding. Y’ALL WALK!
Things that’d freak Americans out about the UK: The queues at McDonalds! I don’t know about your McDonalds but my McDonalds stays LIT! And by lit I mean on fire! People wrapped around the building and y’all wait. The Americans would not wait in that queue, do you hear me? They would drive two blocks down to the next McDonalds. There’s a McDonalds on every damn corner
Meals I’d never had until I moved here: Fish & Chips. We don’t have fish & chip shops back home. We have something called Captain D’s. It’s a franchise, like McDonalds, where you drive through.