Wednesday, December 26, 2007

My 5th day in Great Britain

" You find no man, at all intelectual, who is willing to leave London. No Sir, when a man is tired
of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford “
Samuel Johnson, English Poet

On December the 20th I made to Great Britain. It’s the 15th country I visited so far.
Here are few impressions.
First feeling is like landing in the USA. Love it. Still miss America a lot.
What strokes me really hard is... their driving on the "wrong" side of the road. It’s crazy. It’s just so weird and crazy. British are interesting people. Even the entire World drives on the right side, they keep it left. When most of the EU has Euro, UK keeps British Pounds. Not that is bad or good but the fact itself show an inside strength, power to care less for what others say…and still be one the BEST.
The fact that people in Britain drive on the left side has an explanation. Long time ago, during the days of Knights in shining amours, it was a pain to walk on the streets of Great Britain. The swords were carried on the left side and when walking on the street on the right side, the swords of the Knights would hit each other and create discomfort. Then, the King gave a law in order to avoid "street" discomfort for Knights with swords. Knights are gone but people in England still drive/walk on the left side…
In my opinion , UK is the country which looks the closest to the USA
Another fact that surprised me is that except downtown London, there are almost no skyscrapers, no tall buildings. Streets are formed of homes with 1-2-3 floors, most of them red brick homes. Long streets with nice brick houses. Few apartment buildings. It looks like in the old English movies with Mr. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Where else you can see a McDonalds restaurant in a red brick building built in the 17the century?
All nations of the World are in UK
Police is very afraid of "bad guys" a.k.a. terrorists and photography is very limited
Great Britain has some of the most incredible beautiful Ladies. English hot blondes are just unbelievable…;)
That’s all for now. More to come. Stay tuned.
By they way, have I told You that …English people drive on the "wrong" side of the road and it’s crazy? Too crazy.
Need to have a cup of lovely tea.
Good bye, Sire!


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