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1. Posted by A-Russell (Full Member 28 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

If you were from North America and you were going to work and live in London for 6 months what would you bring?
For instance is there anything in North America that they don't have over there?

2. Posted by djiboutici (Full Member 465 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


I'm a Londoner(England,UK)spending time with family here in London(Ontario,Canada)the only thing that comes to mind right now is the size difference(big difference)You're talking like trousers(Oh,and by the way we don't use the word *Pants*here)so carrying on,shirts,underwear,t-shirts....

Believe me if you're from Vancouver and you're coming to London(UK),there is a whole new world out here so get ready to be dazzled...Such diversity of cultures,ethnicity,food and colourful lives....You'll always find what you're looking BUT a word of advise Pls don't stick to you know(i can't remember last time i was 18 But try different things...You might just live to c another day....)No but honestly,i love living in London,it's my home from home...

All The Best moving here...Keep in Touch...

P.S:By the way,the only thing that you'll need to take is fotos of your family&girlfriend if you've got one of course....

3. Posted by A-Russell (Full Member 28 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I'll try new things for sure, I'm coming to grow as a person and figure out what I want to do with my life so hopefully that will happen. Thanks alot for the reply djiboutici:)

4. Posted by worldwideG (Respected Member 117 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey Andrew, I lived in London for 4 years and lived in different parts of the city. I'd suggest you look online for what kind of job you want and try and rent a place as close to work as possible. The tube can be a pain in the arse! Bring some photo's of friends and family, it can be lonely! This sounds really negative but they are the worst parts about London. It's a great place to live and so much to see. Bring plenty of enthusiasm, what am I saying? You must be full of enthusiasm at 18!! You'll have a great time, make the effort to speak to people and they'll respond well. Oh, and be prepared that people will mistake your accent for being a Yank!! Sorry about that!! If you need any info about the UK hook me up. Try getting across to Brick Lane near Aldgate if you enjoy Indian food. It is the best place in the capital! I'm travelling SEA right now but check this site weekly at minimum. Try the travel companion forum to see if anyone is in London when you're there. What to bring - plenty of money, it's possibly the most expensive city on the planet! Enjoy, pete :)

5. Posted by A-Russell (Full Member 28 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Ya, I hear the tube's pretty expensive too, so that sounds like a good idea.
I really am going to miss my family I haven't been away for them more than 2 weeks at a time, but I know I'll be alright. I'll be coming with a friend from here so that will probably help the lonleyness factor, but I plan on making some friends there too.
Do the English have a negative outlook on Americans like most Canadians do too? (not me though). I was planning on going to SEA too but this is the best thing for me at the moment, hope your having fun there, of course you are. keep in touch

6. Posted by worldwideG (Respected Member 117 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Sounds like you're all set mate. Tube can be very expensive depending how much you use it. Sometimes worth buying either weekly or daily pass according to where you need to travel to, single tickets v. expensive in comparison. There's a fairly negative attitude towards americans but it's down to ignorance mainly. The whole war on terror is really pissing people off but it's not the american people that determine government policy. Most people realise this but there are some who don't! We are, as are most americans, sick of Bush and would happily see him out of office by any means. This also applies to Blair! You won't have any trouble from people if they think you're american and they'll warm to you when they know you're canadian! Hope you and your mate have a great time in London. Also take some time to see other parts of the country. For example, Brighton is only an hour or so away by train and is a nice seaside town with good nightlife. You can travel from one end of the country to another within a few hours by train, this is nothing compared to the distances in canada! Scots may be surprised to read this coming from an Englishman but take a week or so to travel around Scotland, it is beautiful. Keep in touch, pete

7. Posted by T_I_N_A20 (Budding Member 35 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I'm going to London in three years. Good luck there and keep us post about your life there, it'll be really helpful for me. =)

8. Posted by A-Russell (Full Member 28 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I'd for sure love to see other parts of the country, but I'd only get 2 days off a week, however i'm sure I could get more off if i asked. I really would like to see Scotland and Ireland for sure, I think I'll have some spare money so I could hop on a train. I'll make a journal thing or i guess "blog" as they call it when I get there. I'll keep in touch for sure, take care, and thanks :)