Radek Dranikowski comes from Poland and has been in the UK for over 10 years. “I stopped counting some time ago.”
In Poland, Radek was working in a petrol station. He describes himself as a person who always looks for new experiences and adventure. “I can’t stay in one place for too long. I feel like in a gage and try to run away,” he says. So the decision to move abroad was easy for him. “I didn’t come here to earn millions,” tells Radek, “of course there was a money conversion that when I will come here, I’ll make much more money than I do in Poland, but it wasn’t the main reason why I came.”
He was struggling to find a job at first. Radek started working in a factory which was very exhausting physical work. “I remember days where a Chinese instant soup and one Snickers was my daily food to survive,” says Radek, “So I was enjoying that Snickers every day.” He struggled for 6 months to find a job. Now he runs a photography studio.
“I don’t think I will come back to Poland, because there are so many interesting places around the world that I would like to see.” He now goes back to Poland twice a year.
Radek speaks about the reality he has encountered in London.