Expats miss the British countryside the most

Monday, January 30, 2012

Expats miss the British countryside the most

The British countryside has been named as the thing expats miss most about life in England, above of our sense of humour and our pubs, according to a survey by Lloyds TSB International.

The survey asked expats from some of the most popular relocation destinations about the three main things they missed about life in the UK. Overall, 46% of respondents said that they missed the countryside. This was especially the case among expats in the United Arab Emirates, with 85% of them putting the countryside as their number one.

The least missed things about Britain were the weather and the political system, tied with 5% of the votes each. And, perhaps surprisingly, only 6% of those surveyed said that they missed a cup of tea.

“Many expats have an element of the adventurer about them, but they still long for certain aspects of British life that some people here might take for granted. An overwhelming majority are happy with their life overseas, but the British countryside, as well as our sense of humour and the Great British pub, are all things that they miss abroad," said Nicholas Boys Smith of Lloyds TSB International.

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