If you’ve never been, it’s good to brush up on what to expect when traveling in Britain:
- Weather: It rains there. I like the rain, you may not. Sunny days are usually defined as “hazy” by Americans and other tourists.
- Transportation delays and expenses: I can’t comment on this as I haven’t experienced too many delays. Everything’s more expensive in England (see #4).
- The traffic is different: They drive on the opposite side of the road. Not to mention all the blood roud-a-bouts!
- It’s expensive: Overall, hotels, meals, rentals, etc., are much more expensive. London being the worst. Look for lots of sites within
- They don’t always meet the stereotypes: Lol, the tip about not cheering for the “wrong” team in the pubs was a funny one! People will bump into you without acknowledging it — if you’re from any American city, this won’t be anything new to you.
- The people: Ceremonies, “fish and chips” — English-isms.
- Villages and outer districts are awesome: The English countryside really is incredible. There’s more to England than the London capital.
- Public transport: Well, he said he hated it, but then contradicted himself. He’s right though, there isn’t a single nook or cranny public transport can’t go.
- The service: “Customer is King” and people are very helpful.
- The Pub: Hey, England’s the birthplace of the pub, how can anyone not enjoy a pub sitting or two?
Main Image: “Liverpool Street Station London” by zen whisk