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Hello London

Well, I’m finally here! It’s my 2nd month in London and it has been quite an experience so far.
My arrival at Heathrow airport was not as smooth as I thought it would be as I had to go through a medical check as I did not do it before I left India. So I had to spend a jolly good 2 Hrs at the airport.
I lived with my friends at Kingsbury and it was real fun but I had to move out as it was really far from my school. Now I live with a family in West Ealing as a tenant and it’s really nice. There is a British English man with his Chinese wife and their 10 years old son Anthony. I get along with him very well as we both have the same interest and that is Computer games 😛
My school is fantastic it’s huge and there are many nice people around There is so much to do in London if you have an art background, I mean I have been to 3 photography Exhibitions, 2 art Exhibitions, have been attending the London Film festival and soon will be attending a video installation art (I am really excited about that)
The street is crowded with double-deckers, taxis, tours, motorcycles, and people. Public transportation is widespread and makes it extremely easy to get around town w/o a car.
I’m slowly settling in. The concept of “Study Abroad” suddenly became a reality. I’m not just in London for a visit, but here for two years. That realization, often called culture shock, was a little bit frightening at first but I am becoming more comfortable with it.

my new Room
my Room
it’s not really as small as it looks in this pic as I have more stuff behind like TV, dinner table with chair, and bookshelf 🙂


my uni Thames valley university

TVU

Comments

  • pierce_79
    at 14 years ago

    been here ages and didn’t let me know! 😛
    I live in Hackney (zone 2, northeast london)
    xox

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    • parag
      at 14 years ago

      hee sorry i have been off from Lj for some times
      +447938031235
      thats my number i live in West ealing

      Reply
  • msondo
    at 14 years ago

    Sounds exciting, good luck! 🙂

    Reply
  • on9thheaven
    at 14 years ago

    Welcome back to LJ land 🙂 Glad to know of your move. If you ever need any help in London, let me know. My aunt has lived there for over 40 yrs. She actually lives north of London but has a ton of contacts. Needless to say, she is Maharashtrian. So if you are craving home cooked food, holler 🙂

    Reply
    • parag
      at 14 years ago

      thx so much ur really sweet 🙂
      my mum keep sending me stuff with some coming to London 😛
      this time she sent me Chakli and believe me testing Chakli in London is like heaven.

      Reply
  • parag
    at 14 years ago

    hee my room i need to clean as it look nothing like that photo at the movement.

    Reply
  • premkudva
    at 14 years ago

    Yeah totally agree with that, feel like crashing in his room;-)

    Congrats Parag:-) I must have missed reading the post that you were to go to London. How long will you be there, couple of years?

    Reply
  • vanilla_garner
    at 14 years ago

    Aww, that’s so awesome. I wish you the best of luck! It’s so nice that you’re staying with a family and getting along with the kid. It must be great! I wished an exchange student came to stay with us, but I’d be afraid of going overseas and staying with someone 😮 haha.

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    • parag
      at 14 years ago

      its nice to go new places i love it
      Btw i have added u as Co-Maintainer on aish’s community
      let me know if u have any prob.

      Reply
      • vanilla_garner
        at 14 years ago

        Oh yeah, it is awesome. Traveling is one of the things that I love the most.

        Thank you! I’m very proud of being part of the community ^^, You let me know if there is anything special you would like me to do for it. Like changing the layout and whatnot – I remember reading you wanted to change it – I hope it’s not a problem that I organize the tags, they look a little cluttered. I’m on a winter break so I have plenty of free time 😛

      • parag
        at 14 years ago

        i am on winter break too but i am off to Spain so i wont be online much.
        you are free to do anything 🙂

      • vanilla_garner
        at 14 years ago

        Spain? Lucky you! Traveling all over Europe 😛

        Woohooo! Thanks :’D I did organize the tags, and tagged every single entry 😛

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