I have been living in Milan for nearly three years now, and although England is definitely still my home, I find it amazing to see how settled and homely Milan feels to me now. I really noticed it on my recent trip home last month. I was so excited to go home and had such strong feelings of being home when I arrived, but then when I got back to Milan a week later it felt like I was coming home too. I found it so interested how both places can feel like home to me but in two very different ways, and it made me happy to think Milan has become my home away from home.
I started to think about all the little personalities traits and Milan-isms this city has for me that makes it different from home. And though I am definitely still 100% English, I have noticed myself picking up on them and how they have become normal for me. It reminds me how no two countries or even cities are the same which is why traveling is so exciting and eye opening for me.