I arrived in Brighton yesterday after an uneventful trip and once I arrived at my friend Jess’s house, was kept busy being shown around the city, meeting friends and getting lost! But it was good fun and I wouldn’t trade it for the world!
Today I explored Brighton by myself, purposely getting lost (with a map in my pocket of course in case I was hopelessly confused) and discovering beautiful things! So far, my impression of England is so lovely! I walked through the Brighton Lanes (small narrow walking streets with cute shops), along the beach and explored the larger shopping streets. I had to keep reminding myself to look right, instead of left, when crossing the street so as to avoid stepping out into an oncoming car. English people drive so fast on such narrow streets! I kept thinking I was on a small side street even though I was in fact on the main road!
The weather is much warmer here than in Vancouver, and more mild. It hasn’t rained yet, but yesterday it was very misty which made everything damp and dripping but there was no need for an umbrella. Brighton is normally quite sunny I’ve been told so today the sun peeped out from the clouds a little.
My current Phone situation is quite hilarious! I’ve had to switch from my iPhone to a little cheap one and it’s taking some getting used to but it’s a fun challenge! I only paid 9 pounds for this lil guy and for 10 pounds a month (pay as you go) I get 400 free texts and I think 100 minutes! So in total, that was 20 quid for a phone and all the messaging I’ll need for a month. Why doesn’t Canada have options like this? SO easy and so cheap!