…connected

September 26, 2009 at 2:33 am (Uncategorized)

Finally connected, both to the internet and socially.
I can tell you UCL really deserves it’s title as being the most international university of the world.
It’s quite amazing how many people you get to know here in just a few days. Of chorse I only have been to the International Orientation Program where, logically, only foreigners are running around but i like this international atmosphere. It seems like London is a “tiny” miniature of the world.
I think you can imagine what fun it is to make a Schnitzeljagd throughout the campus with 2 french, 1 romanian, 2 italian, 2 german people.

So far, I haven’t seen the main sightseeing points of London. I simple didn’t have any time. But i can serve with some other pictures I’ve made from my first day here.

The following one shows the great entrance of the UCL main building in Gower Street. Since I arrived on Wednesday there haven’t been one drop of rain. On thursday we had some great whether and i was sitting with a couple of guys on the steps of this impressive entrance.

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The next picture shows what you can get for 3.95 Pounds only in a small restaurant near the campus (0.5l drink included). You won’t be able to eat at a german Mc for less money and the quality was “at worlds better”.
Ok, maybe I should also tell you that we had to wait an hour for the burgers cause their systems crashed and the orders were lost…
By the way it was my first meat I have met with since the begining of this year.

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At this point I have to say that London doesn’t have to be that expensive if you are looking for the right places to buy stuff.
Sainsburrys for example offers very cheap food under their own brandname. Partly the products are cheaper than similar german brands like TIP.

Well, not everything is coloured pink. For example my 12 m² room has a beige tone and the furnitures looks like they luckily have survived 2nd worldwar.
I haven’t shut a picture so far but it will follow.

Have you been to the Octoberfest yet?
I have been! Actually it was something similar to it. Drinking wine with all the other international freshers in huge tents which even had Kronleuchter! It was an event in the evening to get to know other students and make some connections. On an accompanying speech of the head of UCL we got to hear that the UCL is the best university in London, all other Colleges like Imperial College and Kings College beeing inferior to it. That was a thing he was really proud of and didn’t forget to remind us every now and than.

That’s it for today.

Best regards
Gabriel

p.s.:
If you want me to send you a postcards write me an e-mail with your address.

p.p.s.:
My address is:

Gabriel Merli
Ifor Evans Hall
109 Camden Road
London NW1 9HZ
England

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Der Abend davor…

September 22, 2009 at 8:31 pm (Uncategorized)

Nun ist es soweit: morgen flieg ich und die anfängliche Nervosität weicht einer immer größer werdenden Vorfreude und Neugier.

Nachdem ich ein bischen in dem Orientation-Programm-Forum rumgestöbert habe, habe ich festgestellt, dass ich nicht der einzige Planlose bin. Das beruhigt ungemein und ich freue mich schon diese anderen Planlosen kennenzulernen.

Hier mal eine kleine Übersicht über den Standort des Studentenwohnheims (roter Halbkreis am oberen Ende der Karte) und des Campus:

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Und das ist das beste Bild das ich mit google Maps von dem Studentenwohnheim machen konnte:

Tatsächlich siehts eher wie ein Hochsicherheitstrakt als eine Unterkunft aus. Aber ich will ja nicht mit Vorurteilen meine Reise antreten und deshalb lasse ich mich einfach überraschen wies tatsächlich ist.

Der erste Blog-Eintrag dauerte jetzt länger als erwartet und ich muss noch ein paar Stunden schlafen.
Ich werd versuchen regelmäßig was zu schreiben; am besten immer wieder mal vorbeischauen.

Ciao!
GM

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September 20, 2009 at 5:06 pm (Uncategorized)

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