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

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.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

13 years ago

"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.

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

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).

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

xD a little Rover Metro / £450

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

or just hire a car...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

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.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 13 years ago

How much is that? Like 60 bucks?

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 13 years ago

You can get a europeancar for 120 bucks??

I gotta get one of those...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

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.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 13 years ago

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

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

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

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beado4ever
beado4ever

Reply 13 years ago

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

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whatsisface
whatsisface

13 years ago

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

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

13 years ago

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

Sorry!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

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.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

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. :-)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

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

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PKM
PKM

13 years ago

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".

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

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

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

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

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ll.13
ll.13

13 years ago

Sure, ask the resident Instructablers! =)

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