The 5 most useful websites before coming to the UK

So here we are again, and for this week… what about an “Informative post”? Let us share with you which have been, in our humble opinion, the five most useful websites for our preparation before coming to the UK.

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And the winners are:

1. Diario de un londinense  (for Spanish speaking people)

This is a blog that gives you all sorts of tips and information about your trip to the UK, but specially to London. It talks about from “How to get the NIN number” to where to look for cheap accommodation, or even money transfers. We really liked it because the author writes in a very friendly way and even comments from other people are usually very helpful. (not like the http://www.spaniards.es/foros … that’s like a bad morning in the traffic jam, almost everyone seem to be stressed and are not too polite with each other… :S…) anyway…

2. Easyroomate/ Rightmove

The first one helps you to find a flat to share with other people. It’s very good if you are coming on your own, because you can contact the person directly and negotiate all the details, for a family it gets a bit more complicated. So Rightmove is a better option to find a flat or a house. The only issue with this one is that you will have to deal with agencies instead of private landlords (most of the time)…but it is useful to get to know more about the areas and rental prices…

3. Universal Jobmatch

We were hesitating about this one, but…it is helpful in the sense that it gives you the opportunity to have an overlook of the job searching market in the UK, and since it’s managed by the British Government you have trustworthy information, as far as we know…¬¬’

4. Easyjet

Ok…this is not paid-advertising, but it is true that we are quite happy with easyjet. Even being a low cost airline it offers you a quality service and…hold on…final price in the ticket from the very beginning! Nothing about finding a very cheap flight for 30 pounds, getting all excited and after you fill out all the details realising that you have to pay almost a hundred pounds! No, thank you!

5. Gumtree

And for last but not least… the king of kings! the one-for-all classifieds site! Here you can find from a flat to even a second hand bike! It also has job offers and basically…everything that can be sold or advertised… So! that also means you have to be very careful as well, in order to get reliable information. We actually got to rent the place where we at now through this website! 🙂

We hope you can find them useful! and if you know any more please share them with us! cuz we’re still actually quite new in the city! 🙂

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Moving to Manchester

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Ok! So now that you know a bit more About us let’s explain WHY Manchester! When you tell people you are moving to England most of them will say “oh! to London?!, that’s a very nice city” as if it was the only one of this country… ¬¬’ But the truth is that we actually thought about moving there in the first place, we didn’t get the right feeling to do so though, so…we kept looking. And one day, when it seemed that our plans were getting frustrated, the idea of “why not Manchester?” came across! Oh DSC_0034Thank you so much Wikipedia for all the information you gave us!haha Of course we didn’t base our decision in just that. We carefully thought about it, we took into consideration all the posibilities, the challenges as well as the opportunities that would be ahead of us, and here we are! After many months of preparation, never enough to feel completely ready though, we arrived to Manchester in June and we can say now, that we are in the right place at the right time. We miss our families and can’t wait to see them again but we know that whatever comes out of this stage in our lives everything will be for the best.