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Arriving in the UK~!

Since I finally have internet connection, I’m going to try to blog some before it disappears again. Just to share some pictures and some thoughts on it all! Traveling to the airport in Trondheim I met up with one of the girls I’m going to live with, and then we met the other two at Copenhagen. And I must say, it has been really nice to travel as a group. Photo above is from the flight to Birmingham, when I woke up and couldn’t quite get where I was.

Same with the one below. It just doesn’t look like the UK at all, so in my tired state I got worried I had slept past the landing in Birmingham. But then I fell a sleep again and later woke up looking at english country sides, with fields and golf courses! When we got closet to landing to Birmingham it finally it me:

This is going to be my home for a year!

So lovely and idyllic~!

When we finally landed at the airport all I managed to say was “Oh my gosh, oh my gosh”. I think all four of us was pretty ecstatic and ready! Yes, strangely enough I feel so ready for this! The airport was a bit scary tho, large empty halls, a pass port scanner that didn’t work, plus we had no clue where we were going! After some stumbling and wondering we saw the very obvious signs leading us to the train station.

Or rather, to the unmanned mini train taking us to the train station. There we took the lift up and down several times before finally arriving at the right platform. And getting on the train was pretty stressing and difficult. The cabins where certainly not made for people with huge suitcases.

Oh yes, regular black coffee at Starbucks!

When we got of the train we got on a maxi-taxi who drove us the short way to our hotel. And guess what, we only paid £3 for it! After checking in we decided to go out and eat something. Not knowing where anything was it took a while, but we settled for a restaurant serving fish & chips. This was for someone breakfast, dinner or supper. For me it was the last one. Afterwards we went to Starbucks which we had localized earlier and bought coffee~

After that we tried to find the university of Wolverhampton. which was surprisingly near our hotel! So weird to think that I am going attend here. I think we sat on a bench drinking coffee, looking at the building and trying to realize that we were finally here.

After that we went back to the hotel, where I blacked out due to head ache and tiredness. When I woke up, I and my roommate decided to get some food from a local shop to have some for tonight and breakfast for tomorrow. We bought a lot and only paid around £3-4! In Norway we would have paid at least £10/100NOK!

Right now I’m just enjoying being on the net. I am trying to understand that I am finally here. It has not dawned on my yet!

XXXXX ([]u[])y~