I have done some travelling around the world, and the one place I want to revisit is the United Kingdom. The UK has been on my bucket list for a long time until I’ve finally had the chance to spend a week there in August of 2011 [yeah... dreams do come true!]. There is something about the culture that makes me incredibly curious. Although Sweden and the UK are not worlds apart, there’s a huge difference between the two countries.
There looks like a lot more to Britain than a different culture. In fact, below are five reasons why I consider myself lucky that I am able to experience what the UK has to offer.
The great thing about travelling abroad is getting to experience some of the quirks of the area. From what I can gather at home, the UK is well known for its quality food or lack thereof in some cases. People often give the Brits a hard time about their diet because, quite frankly, it doesn’t look appetizing at all! But, after trying a few dishes, I have to say that the food is delicious. Although, I have stayed away from the black pudding, I've fallen in love with the famous Yorkshire pudding.
Ever since I was a little child, I have always wanted to see London. London is one of those places that you have to tick off the bucket list. There are lots of amazing attractions, and the atmosphere and the nightlife are unbelievable. Plus, it’s been amazing to see the mix of London’s history and tradition with today’s more contemporary way of life.
I know there are hundreds of places that have amazing scenery, but Britain has always stuck in my mind. Places like the Lake District, the Cairngorms, London Eye to the historic Tower of London and Cornwall all look spectacular as they have the most breathtaking views.
Does this sound crazy? Everyone always goes on about how bad the British weather is, not least the British! But, can it be that bad? Obviously, you never know until you find out for yourself, which is why I look forward to sampling the weather again.
Every British person I have come across while I’ve gone travelling has always been such a nice person. They are sweet and charming, but they are also mischievous. Or, as the Brits would say, they are cheeky! I love their sense of humor, too. One thing that I love the most, and I don’t think I am alone here, is the accent. Obviously, the stereotypical British accent is incredibly posh and makes me feel like I am part of Downton Abbey. But, I have come across so many British accents that I love and it’s always cool to hear a few more!