Birling in Birmingham

I'm Mari, a 25 year old student of hospitality management in JAMK. This Blog is about my exchange period in University college Birmingham, England. Autumn semester 2011


Being an Erasmus student is not all about the school. As important as school is to get to know country and culture. I havn’t been in London before, so that was new experience for me. You can not live in UK and not to visit in London. Isn’t that right? 😉

London was great. Really good place to visit and because awesome weather and my friends, I really had great time. London is a little bit too big for me, i think, so I’m really glad that I don’t need to live there. I didn’t like the area where my Friend lives, and those areas wich I like, I couldn’t porpably ever live there, because it’s so expensive city to live at. And for my opinion: People in it didn’t seem so satisfies and happy than in Birmingham. So After great weekend over there, I was glad to come back to Birmingham. This is my home now. I made a great choice when I picked Birmingham. I love this city!

But of course in London there was couple good things comparing to Birmingham. Number one: Hyde park. In a center of city you have such a huge park where you can go roller skating, biking, running or just to hang out with your friends. That was so great. In Birmingham, there is no large park in the city center :(. Number two: Tubes: I just love tubes! Number tre: Shopping! Shops are open until 9pm or even in 10pm, here they closed at 7 pm or 8pm. But I can’t have all at the same time, so rather Birmingham than London 😉