New Things We've Learnt

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Monday, September 11, 2006

No matter which carriage you get on in the London Tube there is always someone picking their nose.

Having a crap on a moving train, while using a squat toilet, with crap and urine everywhere is very hard. (according to Rick)

One hot day and most English people get burnt to a crisp.

Always go for the male customs officers. Women feel they have something to prove so they are really picky and time consuming.

During the summer passengers on the Tube don't seem to use deodorant. Actually deodorant or anti-perspirant seems to be an optional extra in Europe.

In London the CCTV cameras catch you over 300 times a day. Serious big brother.

No matter how much stuff you get rid of packing your bag can be a bitch.

The Middle East in summer is unbelievably hot. It is amazing how much you can sweat.

Don't touch the shower curtain!

You can easily drink two litres of water and not need to go to the toilet after being out for the day in the Middle East.

Greek tourist agencies can only answer direct questions and they must be clear, succinct and one at a time.

Customer Service isn't when you get shadowed by a sales person in the store, or when one leans over you watching everything you do.

When approached by taxi drivers the public bus always seems to be "broken" now matter what city you're in.

The smaller the person the further back they want to recline their chair. Whilst your knees are being crushed their legs are dangling off the ground.

We've noticed looking around on the beaches, it doesn't matter how fat you are, a deep rich tan doesn't make you look thin.

Europeans can be very very rude and self focused sometimes, while others can be pleasant and very helpful.

Overnight buses definitely suck.

Check your ticket!

If the banana gelato is really bright yellow it's probably mass produced. For the home made stuff look for a grayish colour.

Listen out for old guys offering cheap pensions when you arrive somewhere.
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