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Postby NinjaPuppy » Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:15 pm


I'm afraid that I don't have pictures to share as I went to the UK when I was 17. In case anyone is wondering, that was almost 6 decades ago, and my vintage polaroid pictures have since faded into blurry blue shapes on celluloid.

Similar to what Renata said, I found the English men very attentive and polite. It was also my first introduction to overseas travel and an area with diverse cultures.
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Re: England

Postby Renata » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:51 am


I worked in the UK for a few years too ... I don't feel like it's a tourist destination though ... I think Ireland & Scotland would be much better places to visit than England. England was all pubs & clubs for me while I was there.

I didn't get to see much of anything else except the coutryside, Westminster attractions, legoland, a few fun parks & I went on a date to the Royal Ascot.

I worked so much there :geek: that's the lifestyle long hours then go throw back a few pint of lager with your mates :P
I was always the designated driver though 8-) but I do have love for that country.
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Re: England

Postby NinjaPuppy » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:07 am


Renata wrote:I worked in the UK for a few years too ... I don't feel like it's a tourist destination though ... I think Ireland & Scotland would be much better places to visit than England. England was all pubs & clubs for me while I was there.

I didn't get a chance to see much of Ireland or Scotland. I would like to eventually (no immediate plans for those trips) go there.

Renata wrote:I didn't get to see much of anything else except the coutryside, Westminster attractions, legoland, a few fun parks & I went on a date to the Royal Ascot.

I had a similar experience but what I found to be lovely was getting the chance to physically see the places that I had studied and read about. I am a history buff and as a very young child I always wondered where these amazing castles and locations were. I have never seen such green countryside in my entire life! It still amazes me to this day how green and open it is. I love architecture also, and they've got plenty of great buildings as well.
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Re: England

Postby Renata » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:39 am


Ninja I just had to work all the time even on weekends ... thank goodness I ran away lol

Hey what about those Brtish slangs like; twonk, wanker, grumpy-git, ... got to love those words lol ... Some random guy, maybe a Scot or Irish told me I was his BonnieLass :mrgreen: oh I miss the place but not the job.
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Re: England

Postby NinjaPuppy » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:47 am


Renata wrote:Ninja I just had to work all the time even on weekends ... thank goodness I ran away lol

Hey what about those Brtish slangs like; twonk, wanker, grumpy-git, ... got to love those words lol ... Some random guy, maybe a Scot or Irish told me I was his BonnieLass :mrgreen: oh I miss the place but not the job.

Oh the slang! Loved it. It took me almost 2 weeks before I could even understand most of what was being said in proper English. Being from America and born in NJ at that, my mother tongue was not very globally evolved.
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Re: England

Postby BellaRuth » Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:48 pm


Haha, it's interesting to hear you talk about my country ;)

I'm glad you both liked it here. Most tourists I speak to seem to really enjoy their visit, which is great.

I didn't appreciate living here at all until I went travelling all around Europe. I adore the whole of Europe and feel at home in every country I've been to, but on returning to England I saw it with new eyes- it's character, culture, little quirks, and that the grass certainly isn't greener on the other side.

I still complain about the weather, but hey, it's kind of our number one hobby.
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Re: England

Postby NinjaPuppy » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:07 pm


Bella - What's not to like? We ugly Americans all sort of feel like the UK is our motherland no matter what our heritage. Our history begins with a boatload of people who sailed here from there. At least if you're from the North East part of the country. The South East history starts with the Spanish and other areas it starts with the French.

We tend to dwell more on the Europeans coming here more than the native people who were here long before everyone else.
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Re: England

Postby BellaRuth » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:26 am


I didn't realise you had that connection with us. I don't really see Americans as descendants of Britain. That might explain the crazy fascination you have with anything that looks historical ;)

I'd love to visit the US. I want to see if it's like the country I see in films. We try to act all cool and disinterested about Americans but when an American comes over here it's a little embarrassing how much we fawn over them (though not so much London of course).

A black American guy was in my town recently. We never see Americans in this area, and a black American might as well be a unicorn. He probably thought he was Kayne West with all the attention he had from the girls. He bloody loved it, haha.
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Re: England

Postby NinjaPuppy » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:54 am


Yes, according to our US History books, we Americans love to brag about winning our independence from England. George Washington is called the "Father of Our Country". His father was Lawrence Washington, the eldest son of John Washington (from Essex, England) and Anne Pope. Our 'Founding Fathers' were pretty much from the UK as well.
I'd love to visit the US. I want to see if it's like the country I see in films.

It's a pretty big place. ;) Even with all my US travels, I've barely seen much of it myself. I keep working on that, mile by mile, state by state, city by city and I don't need a passport. :D
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Re: England

Postby Chelsea » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:22 am


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England has a various beautiful place for visit, but my most favorite place in England is Tower Bridge. It’s have a great attraction for their all visitors. Tower Bridge in London is one of the most recognizable symbols of the city. The bridge consists of two towers and two horizontal walkways between the towers together. The road may be raised when the big ships have to pass through. I visit on this place during my England tour. If you want to get more info on this please click here.


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Re: England

Postby Sherlock » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:57 am


Warwick Castle is one of the best place to visit in England. It is a wooden structure built by William the Conqueror in 1068, Warwick Castle was rebuilt in stone in the 12th century. During the Hundred Years War, the facade opposite the town was refortified, resulting in one of the most recognizable examples of 14th century military architecture.
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Re: England

Postby Tani321 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:38 am


Nice discussion friends. All of above member has great knowledge about tourism. Thorpe Park Resort is a theme park in Chertsey, Surrey, England. After demolition of the Thorpe Park Estate in the 1930s, the site became a gravel pit. This park is very enjoyable for adults and kids. It is the major tourist attraction in England during summer vacations. The park and its attractions open at 10am every day on which it is open. The park closed at 5pm on weekdays, 6pm on weekends and 7pm on peak days. During the Halloween event Fright Nights, the park is open until 10pm.
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Re: England

Postby livon555 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:01 am


From long time I heard a number of gossips about Tower Bridge and now I want to visit this bridge soon. I want to go there in summer vacations just after niagara fall tours from New York and wish to stay in London couple of weeks. For long stay there I need someone’s help to find the best family resort near of the tower bridge. Please guide me.
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Re: England

Postby Tani321 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:03 am


Good choice Livon. I want to help you the nearest hotel in bridge tower. The Apex City of London Hotel is the best hotel for staying and most nearest hotel in this place. I am personally visit in London and staying this hotel before my dc cherry blossom tours. It service is very good and this hotel is not use alcohol.
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Re: England

Postby livon555 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:49 am


Thanks for this interesting sharing. As well as your provided information is very helpful for me to plan my trip. I must visit your suggested places stay at Apex City of London Hotel .
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