A quick intro as it's been about 5 years since I've been on this board! I'm an Aussie who lived in Chicago for 10 years, and have since moved back to Australia (Adelaide) with DH (who is American) to have kids and be close to my family.
That said, I feel more American than Aussie sometimes as I lived in Chicago from age 17-27, so my whole "adult life". It's been hard adjusting to the cost of living here and the general inconvenience of things, compared to the US.
Can anyone relate or sympathise? Food is so expensive, service is slow, and everything shuts so early! I mean, I love Australia and we are here to stay, but geez, everything costs more.