Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Visiting London, part two

*If you're in college in the States, don't say so. The term college has a different connotation in the UK. It basically means a school for people who failed the test to get into university. Even if your school has college in the name, say you go to University.

*Pay attention to the news. It's easy to get ahold of free newspapers. People push them at you on the street. While there's a lot of trash in them, the actual reporting is surprisingly good. There's also, for a little more legitimate source, as well as A lot of British news is basically the same as ours, but some of it isn't. TIP: Great Britain is England, Scotland and Wales. The United Kingdom is England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. England is simply England.

*On the elevators in the Tube, stand on the right and walk on the left. You'll hear that announcement repeated, but quite a few people still stand on the left and walk on the right. In general, you want to walk on the left throughout London. Green Park station is one of the few exceptions to that rule.


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