Texas to Brighton – Culture Shock?!

By Daniella D.

 

For those who might think there can’t be such a thing as a culture shock when traveling to England for the first time from the U.S, well be ready to be persuaded otherwise – at least to a certain degree

1. Free Bus Wifi

Isn’t that just awesome? – even though it opens up your device to hackers

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2. Opposite Directions – Car’s steering wheel, taps, etc.

This will certainly mess with you till you get the hang of it

 

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3. Crossing the street (Be Careful!)

  Right then Left, not the other way around.

beatlesabbeyroad4. Bigger keys/locks

Or is it just my old dorm door lock??

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5. Money – Pounds

(It kind of sucks that the dollar is worth less than the British pound) – By the way, what’s up with no £1 paper money?

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6. The Accent

The gif below says it all – No further comment

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6. 50% is a pass instead of our regular 70%

And did I mention it is super hard to get that 90% and above?!

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7. Same shop, Different names e.g. Poundland = Dollar General, TJ Maxx=TK Maxx, etc.

This was kind of like plagiarism – just kidding!!!

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8. Weather – cold, rainy, ewk!

Don’t get me started on this.

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If you want to know a little more about the weather in Brighton, check out my previous post HERE

9. PUB Culture

All I am going to say is GAMBAI!!!

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TO BE CONTINUED …

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