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Good points: Cornwall. (but we don't want you to visit. Bloody emmets)
Bad points: Everywhere else. (esp Birmingham, wierdos like Highwaystar live there)

On a serious note, it's average, just like most places. We do have the BBC though, who, with the exception of eastenders, still make some of the best TV in the world.



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Soleron said:
Tispower1 said:

Bad points:
Agree.

Good points
-Some very good TV and film Yes.
-99% or something broadband coverage With low caps and low speeds. Average is 512 Kilobytes/s and BT, the most popular ISP, has a 10GB monthly cap on that plan.

-Most towns are floodlit and served my public transport Only in London. Public Transport elsewhere is more expensive than cars, even during the recent fuel price crisis.
-Decent shops depending on area
-If you are in the South East where I live, it is served by excellent trains (South West Trains), excellent public schooling, excellent private schooling, and very large houses!  State education anywhere except London sucks. The average school has less than half getting 5 A*-C grade GCSEs including Maths and English. And a C in those subjects is worthless - you don't have to be able to write very well to get a C in English, for example. It's still better than the US though.

 

 

 

I'll agree the broadband speed is horrible, our speed is like 1mb! And I'm glad I live in Surrey, as there is a really good secondary school and college nearby, and the trains are for the most part very good. But yes, I'll agree that Britain is a country of contrasts!

Oh yeah, we have some pretty interesting places to go to, like functioning canals, standing castles (as opposed to ruins although there are plenty of them), museums, LOTS of green countryside, etc.



Also a good point: Political debates are actually quite fun to watch in Britain.



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Mistershine said:
Good points: Cornwall. (but we don't want you to visit. Bloody emmets)
Bad points: Everywhere else. (esp Birmingham, wierdos like Highwaystar live there)

On a serious note, it's average, just like most places. We do have the BBC though, who, with the exception of eastenders, still make some of the best TV in the world.

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Tispower1 said:
Soleron said:
Tispower1 said:

Bad points:
Agree.

Good points
-Some very good TV and film Yes.
-99% or something broadband coverage With low caps and low speeds. Average is 512 Kilobytes/s and BT, the most popular ISP, has a 10GB monthly cap on that plan.

-Most towns are floodlit and served my public transport Only in London. Public Transport elsewhere is more expensive than cars, even during the recent fuel price crisis.
-Decent shops depending on area
-If you are in the South East where I live, it is served by excellent trains (South West Trains), excellent public schooling, excellent private schooling, and very large houses!  State education anywhere except London sucks. The average school has less than half getting 5 A*-C grade GCSEs including Maths and English. And a C in those subjects is worthless - you don't have to be able to write very well to get a C in English, for example. It's still better than the US though.

 

 

 

I'll agree the broadband speed is horrible, our speed is like 1mb! And I'm glad I live in Surrey, as there is a really good secondary school and college nearby, and the trains are for the most part very good. But yes, I'll agree that Britain is a country of contrasts!

Oh yeah, we have some pretty interesting places to go to, like functioning canals, standing castles (as opposed to ruins although there are plenty of them), museums, LOTS of green countryside, etc.

Oooo, Where do you live in Surrey? I know Surrey very well.

 

If it's not a personal question lol

 



I have been in Peterborough and London (1 month each), i liked both, maybe i wouldn't like to live there (mainly because of the weather), but i love UK. I want to visit it again.



highwaystar101 said:
Tispower1 said:
Soleron said:
Tispower1 said:

Bad points:
Agree.

Good points
-Some very good TV and film Yes.
-99% or something broadband coverage With low caps and low speeds. Average is 512 Kilobytes/s and BT, the most popular ISP, has a 10GB monthly cap on that plan.

-Most towns are floodlit and served my public transport Only in London. Public Transport elsewhere is more expensive than cars, even during the recent fuel price crisis.
-Decent shops depending on area
-If you are in the South East where I live, it is served by excellent trains (South West Trains), excellent public schooling, excellent private schooling, and very large houses!  State education anywhere except London sucks. The average school has less than half getting 5 A*-C grade GCSEs including Maths and English. And a C in those subjects is worthless - you don't have to be able to write very well to get a C in English, for example. It's still better than the US though.

 

 

 

I'll agree the broadband speed is horrible, our speed is like 1mb! And I'm glad I live in Surrey, as there is a really good secondary school and college nearby, and the trains are for the most part very good. But yes, I'll agree that Britain is a country of contrasts!

Oh yeah, we have some pretty interesting places to go to, like functioning canals, standing castles (as opposed to ruins although there are plenty of them), museums, LOTS of green countryside, etc.

Oooo, Where do you live in Surrey? I know Surrey very well.

 

If it's not a personal question lol

 

 

Far west on the border with Hampshire, near Guildford. And I recently went to Birmingham for a Headstart course thing, and although it is very concretey it's nowhere near as bad as people made out, plus I got a free tour of the Jaguar factory which is always good



@ Tispower1: By guildford Do you know either Haslemere or Petersfield at all?



Wiped said:

The people are friendly (for the most part), the south think the north is rough/common, the north think the south is all farmers and inbreds.

 

Sounds exactly like the US...