London Town

“Ladies and gentlemen, please mind the gap and the closing doors!”

Oh, how I’ve missed this! How I’ve missed the beautiful St-Pancras Station, the tube, the double-deckers, hearing English in all sorts of accents everywhere, “Cheers, mate!”, “Here you go, darling!”, “I mean, oh my Gawd!”… London, I am here so be ready to take my breath away!

After this first full and surprising week, I’m… overwhelmed. In a great way though! I’m overwhelmed with feelings I can’t describe: I’m happy and puzzled at the same time but I wouldn’t change this for the world!  

Fact of the day 1: London is huge. No, really. I think nobody realises that when you’re only hanging out in the city centre. But best part about that? You have thousands of places to explore! No complaining there.

Fact of the day 2: London is absolutely crowded, at every hour of the day. If you think Brussels is crowded, come and change your mind about it in London!

Fact of the day 3: despite of facts 1 and 2, London is fantastic! But that’s not new, is it?

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(You better not be claustrophobic when getting on the tube).

Also, my intern job at the Media Diversity Institute is everything an intern can dream of. After only a week, I can say I’ve learned a lot and feel fulfilled. I also happen to have met the best colleagues there can be: we are always helping each other out, even for little things and that’s what makes the atmosphere in the office really cosy.

For the first time in my life, I feel independent. There were other times when I felt like a grown-up (for example, in Siena, last year) but this time, it’s ten times different. It’s a different context, a different city and new experiences are awaiting! I believe it’s Bob Moawad who said:

The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins”.

Feeling like the luckiest girl alive? Oh, you bet!

Have a great weekend, everyone! Stay tuned for more London updates (pictures and all)!😉

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