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Picadilly Circus

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  • Day13

    6 - London

    August 14, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Tuesday. Our sixth and final stop before heading back home. Why London? Well it was cheaper to fly to London and going back by train to Amsterdam, than have a flight from Bergen to Amsterdam right away. Also I just love London haha.

    We woke up at 6:25 am. Kind of early. Toooo early. We grabbed our stuff and took our stuff and went to the airport. Luckily we all had a flight around the same time so we could go together. We arrived at the airport at 7:30 am and dropped off our bags and went trough security right away. After that we grabbed a coffee and it was already time to leave for London, 9:15 am. After a quick flight of 2 hours we landed at 10:15 am in London. The different time zones made sure we had some extra time. After a bit of a problem with security we got our bags back and jumped on a train to London centrum. Finally at 12:30 pm we arrived at the hotel.

    We sadly couldn’t get into our room but we got to dump our bags, so that was very nice. We quickly took the underground to Oxford Circus. We walked around looking for a place to eat lunch. After some time we ate spareribs on Piccadilly square which was nice. After that we went back to the hotel to check in. We chilled a bit since we were super exhausted.

    After we chilled we went toVictoria station because we were going to Wicked the musical. I was really excited to see this play again since it is my favorite musical ever since I saw it in Dutch when I was little. We had some time left so we checked the Buckingham palace out.

    The play was amazing, it was even better than I could remember. They all did an amazing job and I enjoyed it so much!!

    After wicked we went back to the hotel and got a real nice shower and went for sleep. It was only 11:30 pm but since we stood up very early today and also the time difference made us very sleepy.

    I’m so glad that I went for London. Not only the musical was amazing also London itself. The weather was also suuuuper nice so we got really lucky. Tomorrow is our last day. Weird.
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  • Day2


    April 26, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    10 Things You Need to Do Before You Move to a Different Country

    Moving to a different country requires a lot of forethought, and there may be some things you don’t even consider before you get to that point. To ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible, follow these 10 tips to check off your list.

    1. Visit the country
    This is a little obvious, but some people still don’t think of it. How do you know you will enjoy living there if you don’t go and check it out first? Even if you are moving for business, you can ease the culture shock if you take a trip and see what to expect before you move.

    2. Research your requirements
    Do you need a Visa to live there? How much is the average cost of living per person per month? What papers do you need to file before you move? Being prepared is so important – you don’t want to get stopped at the border because your papers are incorrect.

    3. Start saving
    There may be a period of adjustment where you don’t have income coming in, or you may have underestimated the cost of living. In order to offset this, build up some savings before you go. You need to make sure that you have some income, so you could try investing and trading (https://learntotrade.co.uk/) as a way to earn wherever you are in the world.

    4. Sort out your accommodation
    You need to have a place to stay as soon as you get there! Even if you aim to stay in rented rooms or a hotel for a month while you look for something permanent, be sure to have that plan in place as early as possible. Set extra money aside in your budget just in case, too.

    5. Practice the language
    It really helps if you can speak the language of the place you are going to! Even if your new country shares your mother tongue, there may be differences in dialect and pronunciation (http://www.convictcreations.com/culture/strine.htm), as well as idioms.

    6. Clean house
    We don’t mean your actual house – although that would help. Cancel any accounts you don’t need, stop your subscriptions, tell everyone you’re going, end your rental contract or sell your house, and so on. Make sure there’s nothing left behind that might cost money or cause inconvenience once you’re gone.

    7. Sell or store your things
    You can’t take everything with you, and you will probably find that you don’t want to. Sell the things you no longer want at all. Look into storage if there are items you don’t need yet, or don’t want to bring but still need to keep hold of.

    8. Get a new phone
    Your phone probably won’t work in your new country, and if it does, it will cost you more (https://www.cable.co.uk/guides/5-best-mobile-networks-for-roaming/) to use it. Get a new phone set up for your new country – you can do all of the paperwork during one of your pre-move visits.

    9. Copy your documents
    Get copies of your passport, insurance, and other important documents before you go. If they get lost in transit or are delayed, you will at least have one copy of everything that you can use while you wait for replacements.

    10. Change your bank
    You will probably also need a new bank account! Move your money, or just set up a new account with enough for the first few months. This will help you pay for things as soon as you arrive.

    There’s so much to sort out, it can feel overwhelming. Work through this list point by point and it should feel a bit easier!
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  • Day8

    National Gallery y Trafalgar Square

    August 8, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Tras la siestecilla, hemos vuelto a la carga. Hemos ido hasta Leicester Square, y de ahí andando hasta Trafalgar Square, pasando por la National Gallery.

    Trafalgar Square es inmensa, y el monumento a Nelson mide tanto que si te haces una foto desde abajo no se ve lo que es la estatua que está en lo alto de la columna. Los 4 leones de la plaza se dice que están esculpidos con el bronce de los cañones de un barco francés capturado en la batalla. No sé si será cierto o no, pero lo que si es verdad es que son inmnesos. Además, desde abajo se ve el Big Ben a lo lejos, y rodeando la plaza, están las embajadas de algunos países de la Commonwealth, como Canadá, Sudáfrica o Nueva Zelanda.

    Tras eso hemos continuado hasta Picadilly Circus, donde hay tiendas a cascoporro, y nos hemos acercado hasta la tienda en la que se rodó Kingsman. La verdad es esos sastres dan la impresion de que te hagan el traje que te hagan te va a quedar como un guante.

    Ahora hemos parado anpir un café para poder hacer pis, pero continuaremos, que la tienda de M&Ms está por aquí cerca xD.
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  • Day2

    1. Tag

    July 31, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Ein wunderschöner 1. Tag.
    Erstmal richtig englisch frühstücken wie es sich gehört mit Bohnen, Speck, Ei, Toast und Würstchen und dazu einen schwarzen Breakfast Tea.
    Wie ich immer sage: Dänisches Wetter... Wolken Sonne und Wind. Traumhaft.

    Am Nachmittag haben wir direkt die ersten Deaseats ergattert und konnten ANNIE für nur 20 Pfund pro Karte sehen. Natürlich ein Highlight und die Kinder sind einfach unglaublich gut. Solche Talente sucht man in unserem Bereich in diesem Alter einfach vergebens.

    Hotelzimmer wie immer okay und ausreichend und der Blick aus dem Fenster ist sehr schön.

    Abends dann zum Spaziergang erst an St. Pauls und dann über die Millennium Brücke auf die andere Seite bis zur Tate Galerie. Dort gab es deine leckere Pizza mit Blick aufs Wasser.

    Dann waren wir aber froh noch dem langen Tag ins Bett zu fallen.
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  • Day5

    Hamburg - London

    October 26, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Am 26.10 ging es endlich los. Wir flogen von Hamburg über London nach Singapur. Zusammen mit Alina, Sebastian und Mama frühstückte ich das letzte Mal zu Hause 🍵🍤🍞 Mama brachte mich dann nach Hannover zum Hauptbahnhof und von da aus ging es dann mit dem ICE nach Hamburg. Am Flughafen traf ich dann Laura mit ihrer Mutter. Unsere Backpacks wurden als Sperrgepäck aufgegeben, was uns wunderte...Mit British flogen wir dann zunächst 1h15min nach London Heathrow. Der Flughafen muss ziemlich zentral liegen, da wir vom Flugzeug aus die Stadt von oben betrachten konnten. In London angekommen waren wir verblüfft über die Größe des Flughafens. Wir kamen am Terminal 5 an und flogen vom Terminal 5 auch wieder ab, aber allein von A nach B im selben Terminal zu kommen, dauerte seine Zeit 🙈 Nach guten 2 1/2 Stunden Aufenthalt in London ging es dann mit dem Airbus 380 knapp 12h30min nach Singapur. Das Flugzeug war gut gefüllt und relativ eng für einen Langstreckenflieger. Die Sitzen waren mit Monitoren ausgestattet und mit einer begrenzten Auswahl an Filmen. Da wir über Nach flogen gelang es uns, einige Stunden zu schlafen 😪 die Stewadessen ließen uns auch mehr oder weniger in Ruhe und servierten uns Gott sei Dank nur zweimal einigermaßen essbares Essen 😃Read more

  • Day9

    Dinner at the Duck & Waffle Local

    June 25, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Found this on Yelp as "up and coming". It was close and we were starving. The cuisine has a certain fusion element which is quite special. The burger has a layer of small pieces of instant noodle to give it a crunch. The duck in the duck waffle has a distinct coriander taste too.
    As a first timer, we were given an extra plate of asparagus too.
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  • Day2

    Cena en un pub típico

    December 6, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Aunque nos habíamos tomado el Sunday Roast al mediodía quisimos volver a cenar a un público así que como por la zona de Piccadilly habíamos localizado el día anterior algunos allí que fuimos.

    Nos tomamos un beef pie típico ingles, un fish and chips y un cheddar and bacón sándwich. Todo ello regado con unas buenas pintas de cerveza.
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  • Day2

    Piccadilly Circus

    October 27, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Am Piccadilly Circus angekommen war ich happy! Ich war in London! Juhu!

    Piccadilly Circus ist eine Straßenkreuzung und ein öffentlicher Platz im Londoner West End. Er wurde 1819 fertiggestellt, um die Regent Street mit der Piccadilly zu verbinden. Im architektonischen Sinn ist ein „Circus“ eine runde, öffentliche Fläche an einer Straßenkreuzung bzw. eine Art Kreisverkehr, jedoch ohne eine gebaute Mittelinsel. Schon seit 1886 ist der Piccadilly Circus jedoch nicht mehr als solcher zu erkennen. Heute verbindet er die Shaftesbury Avenue, den Haymarket, Coventry Street (in Richtung Leicester Square), Regent Street und Lower Regent Street, die Piccadilly und eine kleine Seitenstraße, die Glasshouse Street. Der Circus befindet sich in der Nähe zahlreicher Shopping- und Unterhaltungsgebiete. Die Tatsache, dass er ein Knotenpunkt einiger der wichtigsten Straßen Londons ist, macht ihn zum quirligen Treffpunkt.

    Während der Zeit der Kolonisation und des großen „British Empire“ wurde Piccadilly Circus oft als „Mittelpunkt der Welt“ bezeichnet.
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