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Our time at Wake-Up London Hostel

But were do we sleep now??

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Hey Guys,

Well it is Saturday morning and last night was our last night at the Wake-Up London Hostel. This week has been aggrevating, fun and boring all at the same time.

On Wednesday the 29th of June, Brett and I began looking for jobs in the Paddington area. We used the mid-week issue of TNT magazine to phone up places, but by 11am most of them had all ready been taken!! We managed to arrange an interview with one place up in Camden Town though for Thursday morning...more about that later.

In the evening, Brett and I went down to the hostel's bar, Hiccup, for a few drinks before heading back to the room at about 12.

We woke up at 7am to get ready for our interview at 10. We had now idea how long it was going to take us to get there so we thought that it was better to be early than late, and ended up arriving in the area at 8:45!! We just bummed around in Starbucks Cafe for like an hour before heading for the interview. The interview started OK, but when they said that they were kinda like looking for a management couple Brett and I knew that we werent going to get the job...which we found out we didnt later in the afternoon :( It might have been a good thing though, as after the interview we were told by one of the blokes that we were sharing a room with that the Camden area is a bit dodgy!

On Thursday night, Brett and I realised that we didnt have a job nor a place to stay for the weekend and began frantically calling all the hostels in London to find a place to sleep. However, due to the fact that there is a Live8 concert happening in Hyde Park tonight, no where has a spare bed.

On Friday morning we began calling around for jobs and accomodation again but with no luck:( By the afternoon we had found a place to stay but still no work The place that we found to stay sounds pretty rank but we really have no other option.

In the evening, Brett and I headed down to the Hiccup bar. We had a few drinks before moving onto a pub down the road, waiting for more people to go to Hiccup. We got back to Hiccup at about 10:30 and by this time the place was pretty busy. We meet some lovely South African and American girls. After chatting for a while they said that they were going to head for the West End to go clubbing and stuff and they invited us along. We hoped on the Tube to Piccadilly Circus and found ourselves amongst a mass of people.

It was such a wierd night. To enter clubs and stuff you have to find 'agents' on the street that will direct to places that are good and have no lines. Not only did they direct you to clubs but also asked what drugs you wanted to take while in the club...obviously we said we werent interested!!! We tried heading for the Soho Lounge but couldnt get in because one of the South African girls were underage. We kept looking around, but just ended up walking around the area taking in the atmosphere which was fantastic but scary at times. We saw people that we tripping out after taking too many drugs, homeless people trying to make money by singing into traffic cones and one bloke starting on a MASSIVE bouncer, only to be decked to the ground!

After an hour or so, we jumped on a bus back to Paddington and went back to the Hiccup bar at about 2. We had a few games of pool and watched the inhouse dance contest...I tried to get Brett to get out there, but he wasnt drunk enough to make a fool of himself! Anyway, we headed up to bed at about 4am!

It is 9am on Saturday morning, and neither Brett or myself feel that great after about 4 hours sleep. We are checking out of here and now need to find somewhere to sleep tonight after the place we arranged to sleep in yesterday screwed us over, booking out the place.

Hopefully we find somewhere, otherwise it looks like we will be sleeping in the park!!!!!

Speak Soon (hopefully),


Posted by chalkers 09:03 Archived in England

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