Tag Archives: England

For the Love of Tea

Americans love tea*. Just don’t say this in front of someone from the United Kingdom or you may receive a sound scowling. We consume 1.42 million pounds of tea every day. We drink more than 65 billion servings of tea … Continue reading

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My Train Stops at Whatfosters?

Warning: Vulgar language and sophomoric humor approaching. During my first hour in London, I left Heathrow’s Terminal Three dragging my wheeled suitcase behind me, and stepped onto a Piccadilly Line train on my way to the Earl’s Court Tube station. … Continue reading

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In Defense of the Cardigan

Walking home from teaching my first week in London, a man in a white T-shirt and work pants standing at the open bonnet (hood) of a lorry (truck) stuck out a hand and said in a thick British accent, “Excuse … Continue reading

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A Trip to Stonehenge. Where Are All the Aliens?

Hills covered in fields of flowering yellow rapeseed flanked by lines of deep green trees rise and fall toward the horizon in every direction. As we drove outside London, fields cut only by hedgerows, the occasional stream, and the motorway, … Continue reading

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What Makes a Burger Proper?

If there’s one thing I told myself I wouldn’t eat while in London, it was a hamburger. Hamburgers are available everywhere in America (if you can buy a burger at a Mexican restaurant, you can buy one anywhere), so I … Continue reading

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Things You Should Know When Visiting London

Check back occasionally. I’ll update this post whenever I discover something nifty. England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom do not mean the same thing. England, Scotland and Wales are three separate regions on the largest British Isle. England is … Continue reading

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The Search for a Red Telephone Box

Brits apparently love red. From their pillar mail boxes, to the uniforms of the Buckingham Palace guards, to double-decker buses, to the blood spurting from fans when Manchester United plays Liverpool; red inserts a nice splash of color into what … Continue reading

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