Even before the day really started, I was pretty excited about what will happen to me today. I got up shortly before 8:00 am. I took a shower and ate a snack for breakfast. Full of energy, I want to go now, but it was only 8.30 … So I had plenty of time before I could go. After a quick thought about what I should do now, I decided to get my laptop out and read some blog posts from the others. About an hour later, I was on my way to my new workplace. „My first day at work“ weiterlesen
Meeting with Interneurope
Today we met at 10 a.m. at the Interneurope office to get some information about our stay. First, we were introduced to the city of Belfast with a small video. Furthermore, we got a lot of information what we have to pay attention to, what rules we should follow and what we can do in our spare time. After we clarified a few more formalities, we were led around in the city. On the tour we got some more tips on how we can spend our free time, in an inexpensive way. Finally we arrived at translink, where you could buy a ticket for the bus and the train. „Meeting with Interneurope“ weiterlesen
„A smile is always the best form of introduction.“
(quote from an unknown author)
3rd of April in 2018:
Finally, the holiday is over. I was bored because, when I arrived nearly every shop was closed. But to my surprise some shops were open. It is different than Germany. I like it. I can buy stuff even when there is a banking holiday
„„A smile is always the best form of introduction.““ weiterlesen
Intern Europe meeting, it’s getting serious and fitness
Day 3 03.04.2018 Tuesday
Today we met at 10:00 a.m. in the intern europe office to get important information concerning our stay here.
First we watched a video about Belfast with a few impressions about activities we can do here and basic informations about belfast like the 4 districts. After that we got some information about our stay at belfast. For example where we are going to work, when we will start working, the dress code, rules that we have to consider at our accommodation, who we have to contact if something is broken at the accommodation or what we’ve got to do if we get ill. „Intern Europe meeting, it’s getting serious and fitness“ weiterlesen
On Monday, 02.04.2018, we had free and this meant for me to sleep long. For breakfast there was cereal and the leftovers of our spaghetti from the day before. After Jennifer, Phi and I have finished our breakfast we went to the Tesco Store near us. We There we bought minced meat for meatballs, fries and salad. After our little shopping trip we invited Giang, Son, Tim and Omar for dinner at 18 pm o’clock. „Exploration tour“ weiterlesen
My first rainy days in Belfast
It’s my third day here in Belfast and I can say that Belfast is completely different than Berlin.
There are mainly only houses and a lot of rain here. My internship in Belfast started with a bumpy start. The plane to belfast took off after a one hour delay and our first bus ride in Belfast was in a big traffic jam. „My first rainy days in Belfast“ weiterlesen
Belfast looks great
On Sunday the 1st of April 2018 I arrived in Belfast, from this day on I will call Belfast my new home for two months.
After the landing we drove together to the Europe Centre bus station. From the Europe Centre we drove to our accommodation. Our house looks great.
After our roomtour we went to the Tesco Epress for our food shopping.
Today we met at the intern europe office to get important information concerning our stay here.
Their employees talked about the handling of the apartments and answered any questions from our side.
„First we eat, then we do everything else.“
(quote from M.F.K. Fisher)
2nd of April in 2018:
Today the rain woke me up.
The first sleep in a strange bed is unfamiliar. I usually slept but not enough, because I used to get up at 5 a.m. at home. Therefore I can´t sleep until 9 or 10 a.m. except when I am exhausted.
The room has two beds, two commodes, a desk and a wardrobe. One aspect, which bothers me a little bit is the space in the room. If I want to leave the room, I have to go sideward between the bed and the commodes to reach the door. All in all, I would say it has modest furniture. I know, I shouldn´t complain because it could have been worse. My mother often says: That is enough for a student to live.
Day 2 02.04.2018 Monday
Welcome back to my journey,
At the beginning of the day me and Giang did some sports to wake up.
Today it was raining the whole day but we went to tesco supermarket to get all other important household items. The supermarket got a larger range of shopping goods and it’s like 15-20% cheaper than tesco express. In the supermarket you will find a lot of discount offers for example “any 3 goods for 2 pounds”. Tesco stores are as big as the “Real” or “Kaufland” stores in Germany. After we got everything for our home we went with a companion to discover all of our work placements.