To explore and experience a city, travelers often plan to stroll around the streets or check out the work of local artists. Happily in London, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Hamburg and Prague you can do both at once by taking a street art tour.
London papers love a good pun, a recent picture of the Duchess of Cambridge on an ice rink was memorably captioned ‘Skate Middleton!’ However, one paper takes punning to all new heights – I am speaking of course of the Sun.
From an early age, children learn to associate a particular packet colour with a particular flavour of potato chip. In Australia, regardless of whether I wanted the tuck-shop lady to ‘Hit me with a Samboy chip’, a Smiths chip ‘So good, every potato wants to be one’ or preferred Thins, ’not as thick as some’ the […]
One of the things that has surprised me most during our 3 years in London is the frequency of protests escalating into violence. The stereotype of the patiently queuing Londoner with his bowler hat and brolly is at odds with the hooded hooligan throwing rocks at cop cars and setting double-decker buses alight who features […]
There is a large overlap in Australian and British slang due to Australia’s British heritage and exposure to BBC television programs such as Are You Being Served, Fawlty Towers, Some Mothers Do ’ave ‘em, Press Gang, Wallace and Grommit and Jamie Oliver’s cooking shows. We certainly fare better than our American counterparts, who are baffled […]
When I was eight, my parents announced that we were leaving the city and moving to a farm in the country. I assumed, as any eight year old girl would, that this meant I was getting a pony and was quite dismayed to discover this was not on the cards. I attempted to fill the […]
No dinner party attended by Aussies in London would be complete without a discussion of the baffling Ugg boot phenomenon. In Australia these sheepskin boots are considered a slipper, and are primarily worn inside the house, to keep feet warn in the cooler months. This is reflected in the materials and design of the Ugg […]