Monday, April 22, 2013

We're Not In Kansas Anymore

Hurrah!! My entry for the Expat Culture Shock Competition has won!! Thanks to everyone who voted for me.

We're Not in Kansas Anymore
by Emma Kaufmann

I was whisked by taxi from my flat in central London in the early dawn. Giddy and slightly nauseous, I thought of my boyfriend waiting for me on the other side of the Atlantic.

What the heck was I doing?

I had waved goodbye to my French flatmate Jean-Claude who was a total Americanophile. A passion for all things American, had, like Borat's been ignited by a passion for Baywatch and had taken Jean-Claude on many jaunts to San Diego where he had ridden waves and bedded beach babes who went nuts for his accent. A recent attempt to emigrate to the USA had bombed and now Jean-Claude was somewhat miffed that I was off to his version of the Promised Land.

Read mine and all the entries here:
Winners of the Expat Culture Shock Competition



Sarah Evans said...

Ooh - heading off to have a read. Good luck with the competition :)

Thanks for linking up!

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Anonymous said...


thanks for the visit and good luck for the competition.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

I very much appreciate you stopping by and your comment,too....It's always nice to meet new bloggers.

And I sure hope you WIN the competition....!

Anonymous said...

Really love the Wizard of Oz analogies. Good luck on winning!

Buttons said...

Just got back from reading your entry it was hilarious I like your writing style and humour. B

About Last Weekend said...

Really cool premise, heading over now!

Vashti Q-Vega said...

Hello! I came across your blog at the Weekend Blog Party! I'm glad I did! I'm following you via GFC. Please visit and follow my blog, and if you enjoy my post please leave a comment. I appreciate the support.

Thank you,



Just stopping by from the Wondering Brain blog hop!

anyonita green said...

Oh, going to read the rest! This sounds fascinating :D As one of the co-hosts from the My Favorite Posts Weekend SHOW OFF Party! I wanted to personally thank you for linking up with us. Also, I'm hosting a Facebook like party on my blog where you can link up and increase your Facebook likes! I'd love it if you joined in too! It's here:

Jessica @ The Wondering Brain said...

Coolness! Congratulations first off! Now I am intrigued to read more :0. Thanks for sharing this @ My Favorite Posts SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party :)

The Wondering Brain

Michelloui said...

Congratulations!! Glad you won. I thoroughly enjoyed that post :)