stuck in London

From Bali to London

Since I was about to leave Bali, I had to decide where I am going to finish my internship. The only options were places in Europe since I’d need a visa for any other countries.. Furthermore, I still wanted to be able to practice my English. What’s left? England!
And I ended up flying to cold and rainy London 😛

However, I may start to like London a bit more day by day. Certainly not because of the city itself, but of all the memories that are getting created here. So many new connections, and renewing the old ones. <3

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch

I started working at the Nobu Hotel Shoreditch. Many of you might only hear of the Nobu restaurants – a combination of Japanese & Peruvian cuisine. However, since 2012 they’ve opened 8 hotels until now. Including one in London, which is open for a bit more than a year now.

My first week I spent doing a cross training through some departments like housekeeping, security, engineering, reservations, service center, and F&B to get an overview of the hotel itself since I’ll be working mainly at the Front Office later on.
On Thursday I just finished my second week, which I’ve only spent at the reception.
Each Friday we have a meeting with one of the managers or directors to learn about their career path and to ask questions, which is super interesting!

Shoreditch is packed with independent shops, fancy cafes, and bars, and many of the walls and shop fronts are plastered with graffiti.

Exploring London

London is huge! Over 8 million inhabitants live here. Certainly, it will never get boring and there will always be something to do and new cafes and restaurants to discover.
On my first Friday evening, after work, I went with some friends to Dinerama. A Street Food Market in Shoreditch, with various food and beverage stands. The place is spread over two floors and decorated with some small cute lights to create a nice atmosphere.
On Saturday morning I went to brunch at Farm Girl in Notting Hill with another intern from Nobu. Yummy Acai Bowls, Tumeric Bircher, and Avo Toast accompanied by colored lattes (certainly, I was already missing the cafes from Bali) 😛

Later on, I met a friend from my hometown, with who I strolled through the Portobello Market and the streets of Notting Hill. In the late afternoon, we decided spontaneously to go on the London Eye.


The other cafes I’ve tried out until now are Friends of ours, East London Juice Co., Andina, Old Street Records, Dark Sugars Chocolates and Hoxton.


Furthermore, I have visited Oxford which is only an hour train ride away from London. It is a really cute and small student city.


Another day, after work, I met some other influencers and bloggers from and around London. Together we went to some food places and shoot some new content 😛

 

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