Archive for the 'The British Experience' Category

StudyAbroad.com’s photo contest

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Hmm…maybe we should have something like this. We just can’t afford to give away an iPod Nano like the guys over at studyabroad.com are. One Grand-prize winner will receive an iPod Nano Ten finalists will be judged by StudyAbroad.com visitors I think i might even enter. I have a couple good ones somewhere in my […]

History: Royal Greenwich

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

GMT anyone? The Prime Meridian runs through Greenwich and I’m a bit partial to this neighborhood in South East London because I used to live there. It’s simply beautiful and full of history. Henry VIII used to have his dog kennels here and Henry VI built a palace, which is now long gone. If you […]

The Tube: Making sense of signal failures

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Everyone, and by everyone I mean all Londoners, complain about train delays on the tube. It’s a natural part of the goliath system that is the London Underground. I think most Londoners didn’t get the memo regarding how their subway system is one of the best in the world, but we’ll humble them anyways. What […]

Ever want to hurl your mobile phone? Now you can…

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Yes, there comes a time in everyone’s life when we just want to throw, stomp on or flush our mobile phones out of frustration for technology that doesn’t quite work as intended (“Can you hear me now?…”). Finally, our prayers have been answered with the first UK Mobile Phone Throwing championships to be held in […]

Having a laugh with tourists

Monday, June 26th, 2006

I suppose not everyone living in one of the most traveled to cities in the world appreciates the influx of foreigners every summer. Over at Time Out London, Robin McKie begins with the numerous joys of taking advantage of tourists’ seemingly innocent ignorance: One of the joys of living in London is confusing the city’s […]

The London Underground song

Monday, June 5th, 2006

Thanks Sean. This is f-ing ridiculous. London Underground Song

Londoner writes about her 7/7 bombing experience on the Tube

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Although I now live back in the States, I vividly remember the morning on 7/7 when the bombings happened last summer. I was already at work in Canary Wharf when my boss called to tell me something had happened on the London Underground. Rachel, a commuter from North London, was in one of the trains […]

Expert witnesses to speak on London’s toilets at public meeting

Monday, January 16th, 2006

Public toilets in London. Hm. Everyone complains that you have to pay the 20p, but at least they HAVE public toilets. And now the city has a committee to make them better. The Londonist briefs us on the special event. I don’t know about you, but maybe the city should look into the late-night-drunken-street-peeing problem […]

American Chronicle: Why do they call American’s ‘dumb?’

Saturday, January 14th, 2006

Apparently, I’m not alone in this. Sentiment towards American’s isn’t always in tip-top shape, especially due to politics over here. The American Chronicle gives us a little bit of insight into the experiences of American’s abroad:

How British are you?

Monday, November 7th, 2005

Can you pass a citizenship test? Sean at http://www.whatseansaw.com gives us his whole-hearted opinion after taking the test: I’m British, have lived here all my life, work for Her Britannic Majesty’s Government, I vote and consider myself to be more than a little politcally aware. I got six out of 15 so don’t feel too […]