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Learn about Britain, or Scotland, or Irland, directly from those that live there.....

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For those that do not live in one of the countries mentioned in the title, did you ever want to learn, first hand, what that country and the people are like?

Well, here is your chance ! At a link Known as Be a Brit Different they present a few persons willing to answer questions and share what they and their country are all about.

27 Replies

Kiteman (author)2008-04-22

"The major cities of England's North Country, Manchester and Liverpool, are each about two hours from London by train."

Don't these people look at maps?

I think that claim would be challenged by a few people in Leeds, York, Halifax, Darlington, Hartlepool, Preston, Sunderland, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Sheffield, Carlisle ...

If you want the non-glossy-brochure version, ask any of the 'iblers that actually live and work there.

ll.13 (author)Kiteman2008-04-22

Maybe they need to catch the train, first hand experience!

Kiteman (author)ll.132008-04-22

Cheaper to fly. Or hire a car.

Heck, it's cheaper to buy a car, then scrap the car, than it is to go by train.

(Seriously - return tickets for my whole family, from my home town to central London, bought on the day, cost at least three times more than my car is worth).

ll.13 (author)Kiteman2008-04-22

xD a little Rover Metro / £450

ll.13 (author)ll.132008-04-22

or just hire a car...

Kiteman (author)ll.132008-04-22

Just for fun, I looked up my car on ebay - just as i was looking, one the same age, with less mileage, went for only £60...

On the bright side, it's insured for £1000.

Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2008-04-22

How much is that? Like 60 bucks?

ll.13 (author)Lithium Rain2008-04-22

$120 -it's almost pocket money for a lot of kids.... xD

Lithium Rain (author)ll.132008-04-23

You can get a europeancar for 120 bucks??

I gotta get one of those...

Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2008-04-23

You'll get killed by the insurance - I pay over 200GBP a year, and I've been driving over twenty years. New drivers, or drivers with no UK history, can end up paying thousands every year.

Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2008-04-23

But over here...why do you have to insure it for so much, anyway?

ll.13 (author)Lithium Rain2008-04-23

So we can afford the spiffy concrete blocks in London and major airports. xD

beado4ever (author)Kiteman2008-04-22

Maybe you should leave it half buried on a beach, claim its an unexploded bomb and let the MOD conduct a humane execution!

whatsisface (author)2008-04-22

I'd be happy to answer a few q's if needs be. My whole county isn't even in their locations :'-(

PKM (author)Kiteman2008-04-23

That guy is a stereotype? What about the tweed-wearing, fighter command moustache-sporting ex-army officer who lists his professions as "physician" and was photographed in front of a bookcase full of leather-bound books?
Also, I can't find anywhere on that site to actually [i]ask[/i] a question, I can just see people talking about arbitrary stuff in Britain and a lot of adverts for holidays.

ll.13 (author)Kiteman2008-04-22

I'll hack if you wanna be responsible. =P

Goodhart (author)Kiteman2008-04-22

E-gads I share his birthday (month and day anyways)

Goodhart (author)2008-04-22

Oh alright, I thought I was helping with an additional resource,


Kiteman (author)Goodhart2008-04-22

Hey, relax - we're having fun here, popping off shots at an easy target. Guaranteed, that site is funded by a tourist company somewhere, otherwise the helpers would all be bored housewives, hoodies or semi-literate ten-year olds.

Goodhart (author)Kiteman2008-04-22

Guaranteed, that site is funded by a tourist company somewhere, otherwise the helpers would all be bored housewives, hoodies or semi-literate ten-year olds.

Sorry to hear that. :-)

Goodhart (author)Kiteman2008-04-22

I know.....tis probably one of my "bad days", and I reacted a bit too quickly (deep breaths :-)

Goodhart (author)Goodhart2008-04-22

Thank fully my "bad days" are rarely more then "bad moments" Gotta get ready for work though....I'll be back, later...

PKM (author)2008-04-22

Oh dear.. the writing for London was too big so they omitted Wales... Yeah, I'll answer questions if anyone here has them. Maybe an FAQ? 1) We don't all know the Queen, or "that guy Steve from London".

whatsisface (author)PKM2008-04-22

You don't know the Queen? I live next door.

ll.13 (author)whatsisface2008-04-22

Really? I hire a flat in B. Palace! =)

ll.13 (author)2008-04-22

Sure, ask the resident Instructablers! =)

-I actually think www.knowhere.com is good. ;-)