We arrived unwillingly in London after a great time in Portugal and of course great weather. We were in for a rude surprise to hear the weather in London would be 18 degrees, windy and cloudy. I guess we’d better get used to this, as there’s much more of this to come.
We spent our first three nights in a budget hotel, which was definitely budget. It looked like an old hospital or mental home. The price was expensive too.
We spent the first few days looking for a temporary shelter over our head for the next few weeks so we could just relax and get on with doing the important things e.g. looking for work and a more permanent place to stay without the worry of not having a place to stay.
We ended up being recommended to a place that specializes in people like us. People who are looking for a place to stay with no commitment and for short to medium lengths of stay.
Iâ€™m not going say how much the room is per week but letâ€™s just say when itâ€™s converted to Australian dollars that itâ€™s probably more per week than any one you know paying rent in Australia and that would be for a house too The room has what we need and will do for the short term. It has a great view out on to the major park in the area. Itâ€™s close by to a tube / metro stop. Itâ€™s close to the high street (the street with all the good shops) and last but not least itâ€™s close to Johannaâ€™s home.
Any way, I better get back to looking for work.
Ps. Keep checking back for the rest of Lisbon and Portugal.