"Pay as You Go--1, 2, 3 student guide to London" London by Manyana

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London and I

this is the place that has taken my heart away

I know what's beautiful
Looking at you
In a world of lies
You are the truth
I wanna make you see
Just what I was
Show you the loneliness
And what it does
You walked into my life
To stop my tears
Everything's easy now
I have you here

Guidance for Students

In these pages, they may tell a funny story so you can feel optimistic about living here as a student, or a sad incident so you can be prepared to tackle it. I'll try my best to write down tips that could be useful for new students, what to do when they first arrive at London, where to stay, and how to allocate your budget from having a high budget to a low budget....I have lived in three different places in London with different budgets as well, and been around England as well as Wales, I was courageous enough to try it all;^)

Quick Facts

- languages: 200+
- population: 7,000,000
- nationalities: 80+
- 2nd expensive city in the world
- 15th largest city in the world, 2004
- 25-30% of the population consists of ethnic minorities
- "Everything, everywhere is London"
- "If you don't like London, you don't like yourself"
- "it was a mistake! since then i was trying to come back to london"

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:walking, tidy and well-organised, charming
  • Cons:no watersports
  • In a nutshell:i am bewitched!
  • Last visit to London: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated Aug 24, 2010
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  • May 11, 2009 at 3:57 AM

    Great post. Travelling from Heathrow is very difficult and tiring using any other form of tranport. I tied using http://www.homeremovalservices.com for a airport transfer and it took us ages to get across.

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    Mar 18, 2009 at 10:13 AM

    great page with good photos and useful tips. best wishes...

  • Toshioohsako's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2008 at 12:16 AM

    you have nice pics and interesting stories. i am going to review them more. Have a nice day.

  • Fergie01's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    I enjoyed reading how you first got your wings in london...good job....cheers from Ontario Canada...I hope to be back home soon too.

  • butterfly_girl's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2008 at 3:58 AM

    I enjoyed reading your page and your photography. Cheers!

  • morne's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    well done on your nomination as home town hero

  • ChristaV's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    Very nice tips indeed

  • bisous333's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2008 at 8:33 AM

    i loved your tips on Uk expressions, its quite clear to see that you did learn American English in Saudi, it's also very entertaining to read about my home in the eyes of a foreigner. thanks for making me smile. Are u back in Saudi?

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    Apr 2, 2008 at 9:35 AM

    Thanks for your BD wishes. Great londoner survival guide for students ;-) I am not one anymore but try to keep the relax way of life. Greetings from the Swiss Alps!

  • brewjohnson's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2008 at 3:43 PM

    Great London tips. I really enjoyed reading through your page!

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