I’ve been in Birmingham for two weeks now and since classes haven’t started yet, I’ve been spending my days walking around the city, it rained during the week but on the weekend the weather was spectacular.
Since I chose not to live on campus, I had to look for accommodation. It’s a really busy season, so it wasn’t that easy to find a place near city centre on a budget but I managed to find a nice room in a quite, residential zone. In the mean while I was living in a hostel for nine days which was a little uncomfortable, however on the bright side, while I was looking for my new home, I did walk a lot around the city, finding nice places like the canals, some really old buildings and some parks to just chill around for a moment.
Also there are so many things happening at the moment around the city, Birmingham is just the place to be right now, during this last weekend you can either choose to go the Light festival, a cycling show, the Rugby World Cup or just hang at the city centre enjoying all kinds of shows and activities, so there was a little bit to do for everyone.
By the way the new train station has just reopen and it is unbelievable, on the outside is like a big eye with screens that show all kind of information and ads but it can recognize if for example everyone at a certain moment is young or older and changes accordingly, and on the inside it looks more like an airport than a train station.