Travelling is awesome! The only bad part is coming back home and facing the dreadful $5K credit card bill. This is not so funny. Believe me.
But, as a travelling junky I am always looking for the next adventure!
In London I worked in several different places, and in different positions. I worked on a PUB (urgh!), on a money transfer agency (funny and easy, but terrible to learn English) and as a door keeper (best job! Easy, and excellent money just to stay there and study your English).
Your artwork has improved a lot! Specially your drawing skills. If I were you I would focus my attention on studying color. Your skin colors are sometimes a little bit muddy and too much to green and yellow ochre hues. But your progress is really beautiful to see. Just try to reproduce some drawings from other artists that are better in color than you, and try to bring this knowledge to your own work. You will improve hastily! You are a fast learner.
London is an amazing city! I just loved it! I lived there for 8 months and I loved everything there! People complain about the weather, but I loved it! Here in Brazil its always 100 F!!! Always humid, always hot, always sweaty!! I just hate it!
Indeed you will find several annoying socialist brits being very pesky about politics. Just ignore them. They are usually young and stupid. Just send they to talk to eastern europeans for a crash course on the realities of the marxist experience. Its usually insightful! You should try sometimes. Talk to exiled Iraqis. They used to tell me that Bush was their best president ever! Interesting, isn't it?
By the other hand, the old folks are amazingly friendly and intelligent. Their posh accent are so charming! Try to visit small towns. People are so friendly you won't believe it!
But politics will not be a problem there. People are usually very respectful in Britain.
You americans usually have a very wrong idea about people around the world. I am a third world foreigner, and as such, I'm not so strongly restrained by the divine laws of political correctness as you guys are. Therefore I am not that shy to say that you Americans and Britains, are, in general, the most respectful, polite and honest folks I have ever encountered in my travels.
This of course, as a group. You find special individuals on the most odd places and occasions.
To make my point clear, any form of racism is stupid, but in my opinion, some groups have a better culture than others, and usually groups are linked by race for geographic reasons. Don't blame race, or skin color or country of origin. Blame the local cultures with their drawbacks.
I do agree you guys have an awful immigration policy. Illegals have lots of protection while they are illegals and not adjusted to the society. But if you are trying to immigrate legally there are not clear rules, no way to find legal jobs and to buy legal properties. You have to explore breaches on the legal system. You cannot predict anything, and unless you have 1 million dollars, a PhD or you managed somehow to seduce some native female with cold heart and all the second intentions to use her, there ain't pretty much no clear path to go. Sad...
Thank you very much!!!! You are very kind! North Dakota is probably a wonderful place! Beautiful nature over there. You are a lucky one.