York, freaking out and information overload
First, my computer has decided to act up.
I thought it might be dead. Unfortunately, my warranty expires tomorrow (September 12), and it can’t be extended (I’ve had it since 2008). But to make a long story short (and I don’t want spend a lot of time talking about my computer issues), I may to able to save my computer.
Anyway, yesterday, September 10, several fellow members of the Responsible Tourism Management course and I visited York as a nice little bonding trip (Actually, everything was organized by Janet, the course leader. She even reimbursed us for the cost of the train ticket: £12.30 round trip).
I didn’t know too much about York, but it’s really historical and lovely city. Enjoy the pictures
Well, during my day in York, I happened to get scammed out of a pound. I took of the people of a dude pained in purple (He actually looked a like a statue), and I took a picture of him. Well, he caught me and I had no choice to drop a pound in a little box.
Anyway, much of this morning was sucked up by my computer problems. But afterwards, today was very much information overload, as it was “The Freshers Fair + Wellfair” day. Basically, student organizations set up tables, and passed out brochures about their groups and urged folks to sign up. There were so many groups, everything from political (Socialists, Greens, I noticed), religious groups, sports groups, and even one for rock-n-roll lovers. Basically, Leeds Met has a lot to offer.
But one of the most surprising parts of the day was the number of Domino’s pizza representatives on campus. They were handing out vouchers to students all over campus – you can get a free personal pizza, and you can upgrade it to a small pizza by paying £1. Not only that, they were handing out free slices of pizza. I think I have eight vouchers 🙂
Furthermore, I realized I’ll be doing a lot of cycling in Leeds. Representatives were out in force urging students to rent a bicycle. It pretty much costs £50 a year to rent a bike (You do have to pay a £100 refundable deposit). I’ll talk more in a further post about cycling in Leeds, but I’m pretty sure I’ll rent a bike here. Now, I just have to find a place to park my bike in my flat.
I’m fairly certain I won’t be bored in Leeds.