The Underground, The British Museum, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Picadilly Circus. Of course I´m talking about London. One of the biggest and most important cities in Europe and further. This is where I planned to spend my adventure abroad.
But let’s start from the beginning:
First of all I didn´t want to participate in the Erasmus+ project. Too much time away from home, too many things to organise and football was too important.
I can’t really describe when or what was the reason that changed my mind, but from one day to the next I had the dream of spending my summer abroad. (If I had to name one it would be Mr. Crewe who motivated and inspired me with his enthusiasm and outrageous amount of time he put in this project without knowing the outcome.)
What differentiates my blog from those of my classmates is that I’m the only one who
· travels to London
· Is alone all the time
· gets paid for work
· has organised accommodation and job almost by myself (Mr. Crewe did do me a favour by supporting me with checking the documents needed and managing necessary phone calls for Erasmus+)
The time the project started is also the moment the problems started to occur. Confusions with the agency from Brighton, where I wanted to go before, lead to a change of the agency and city.
It was very difficult to find paid work in London. After I had paid everything to the new agency they suddenly told me that I couldn’t participate in Erasmus+ (although that had been agreed with the agency before the contract was signed).
After suggestions from Mr. Crewe to do everything without an agency or going to Brighton the project for me was nearly over.
But I eventually decided to let the adventure be bigger than expected beforehand. The next worries didn´t have to wait long. Some difficulties of some firms in the airline sector made it unsure if my plane would leave.
Will my plane leave? Will I get a job? How will my accommodation look like? What will the city be like?
These questions will be (hopefully because of the flight) answered in my next blog.