“Ladies and gentlemen, we have just landed at Liverpool, our destination. The temperature outside is 10°C and local hour is 09:07.” Wait. 10?? But, it’s September. Are you telling me that I left my beautiful and ” 30°C “country to come to a better life here? A colder life, can’t be a better life.
Well, my second first impression about the UK, after arriving at the airport in the most unimaginable freezing and humid weather, was that I’ve learned a different English, when a lady asked me “Are you ok?” and I answered smiling politely “No, I’m not from the UK”. Of course, after hundreds of “sorry, can you repeat? ” or just annoying “what??”, I gave up and just said Ok to everything.
When you arrive by yourself in a foreign country, with a luggage that weights more than you, and have no idea where to go, the best thing you can do is to take a minute end laught at the situation…and of course, then become serious and find your accommodation.
Meeting your flatmates after a 12 h trip, when you look like shit and all you wish for is a bed, is not a very good idea, but sometimes, you have to do it. So, I searched for the last fake and horrified smile I had, and just said a shy “Hi”…Luckily, I’ve talked to them before, so they didn’t consider me a scared freak…I hope.SO, after 3 weeks in Uk, is finally time for my impressions:
- It’s not really cold, but the wind is killing you
- People are friendly, but not so friendly to carry your 40 kg luggage, so don’t take your house with you, as I did
- They have an accent and are not afraid to use it
- They also have pot and are not afraid to smoke it in the courtyard
- Everybody drinks and dances at parties
- Nobody cares about the way you’re dressed, what you do, who you date, so if someone is looking weird at you, they are probably from Romania
- Most Romanian people are studying Architecture or Hotel Management
- Fish and chips is a bullshit
- Lectures are great and projects are really difficult
- I always look on the wrong side when I cross the street..still
- They are afraid you’ll jump from the window, as the windows open just 20 cm
- There are rules and regulations everywhere, posted on the walls
- “Sorry” and “Thanks” are the main words
- If you loose your phone in the club, chances are that you can find it at the bar, (thanks Tokyo). Also, you’ll find selfies made by all the bartenders, as a plus (thanks again Tokyo)
- As a student, you have lots of discounts, almost evetywhere
- English people are really helpful and they just come and talk to you even if they’ve never seen you before
- They have laws and strictly respect them