(This is an add-when-I-remember-to-write-more blog post)
[Updated 28 November 2018]
with a focus on Indonesian Citizen
(updated: 15 June 2019)
The unfortunate thing about Indonesian studying in the UK is that it’s so very near to go to other countries (as cheap as £12 to go to France, for example), but you can’t because there’s a huge barrier…
What is that?
VISA, of course (still seething inside looking at Malaysian friends who can just impulse-buy flight/bus ticket)
If someone mentions London, other than all the royalties, Sherlock Holmes, and Big Ben, The Tube will be one of the word coming to your mind immediately. Of course, if you say “underground train”, other than Tokyo and New York, London Tube is definitely a brand by itself.
This is part of Photo-first-write-later travel posts.
What: Went to Nusa Dua to eat Indonesian food with friend
Where: Leicester Square, just a few minutes walk from Chinatown
As a student in the UK, when we applied for Tier 4 UK VISA, it’s written that the expected monthly budget for London is about 1200 GBP. That’s also how much I get from my scholarship. So, how’s the reality? Is that amount enough? Those are valid questions, especially if you’re planning to bring your family with you. Believe it or not, if you’re planning your budget well, you can actually use that amount for a small family, with decent meals and everything. I have usually saved about half of my allowance each month (and use the saving for emergency conference travel fund, normal travel fund, and do leisure activities in between). Everyone has their own way to manage their own budget. Your life is your life, you’re the one who knows it best. Learning from how other people handle theirs, make it suitable for yours. For note, this is a compilation of things I’ve done and things people suggested to do to keep your budget low and living fuller (hopefully) in the UK.