Here I am ! 2 months ago I was freshly arrived with my luggage in Bournemouth. On the pictures, the city seemed to be the most tropical city of England. It was true the first day but the second day, the weather reminded me where I was arrived. Yes in the south but the south of England. In other words, above the north of France, my region of origin.
But complaning about the weather would be exagerrated, the sun was up more often than I thought. And naturally, I did not prevent myself from going to the beach which was located at 5 minutes from my home. By the way, I would advise you to walk along the Jurassic Coast speaking about the seaside, the view is stunning.
I also really appreciated my week ends here, which can go really quickly if you are a football lover like me. You can easily go to watch every games with the number of pub which are broadcasting football games. And it’s always the same. Friendly and chilled atmosphere with supporters or haters reunited with beers flowing down. About this, at the Dancing Jug, I had the opportunity to taste a proper banter with some other lads when I’ve been watching my favorite team Arsenal defeated by the londonian rival West Ham at home. Otherwise, to finish about football, I would also recommend you to watch a game in the Dean Court Stadium, home of the cherries, nickname given to the player of the AFC Bournemouth. It’s one of the last lovely old school stadium whose England used to make, with a really good atmosphere.
Games going on Saturday afternoon, you will have soon the impression to live your week end in the city center if you decide to stay in the pub to prepare yourself for going out in Clubs proposed by the city. One in particular stands out, it’s the Halo. What is so particular so ? Just the fact that you are normally dirnking and dancing inside a church. Yes you read it well. However, only the place is catholic. Othewise there are also really good pubs for people who could not possibly enjoy clubs like the Yates which organizes some meeting for foreigners willing to learn English and meet other people.
About this last statement, you will notice a cosmopolite atmosphere in Bournemouth. I hope you know some words in Spanish because there is a big hispanic community. For example, all the floor of my dorm was occupied by Spanish. And I was coming for improving my English...
Finally, Bournemouth is not located so far from the capital. You will easily reach London in 2 hours and a half by buses or train at cheap fair if you are planning it in advance.
In any case, this experience allows me to say that if you are hesitating about making a move abroad, just make the move ! A long stay abroad, for my case in Bournemouth, will allow you to gain autonomy and be more independent. You will easily and quickly improve your English there as people are really open minded and come to discuss with you. So what are you waiting for ?