Pamela A. Brown's Britain Unravelled is now available on FriesenPress!
Going to the UK? They speak English there-surely their culture must be much the same as North America right? This is what I thought when I travelled there for the first time and when I went there to work. Yes, there are similarities, but being there feels different, and people in the UK have their own ways of doing things. When you go to a new country, you fall back on what you know about how things are done. Surprises are often in store! One of the really interesting revelations for me was that many of the words and expressions for everyday things are quite different from those in North America.
Britain Unravelled: A North American Guide to the UK is not to be a travel guide in the traditional sense; instead, it’s to be used in conjunction with more ‘traditional’ travel books that give advice about good hotels and restaurants and information about places to visit. It’s intended to help you cope in the UK, whether you are a tourist or relocating. Being there is much less enjoyable when you have to learn about everything from scratch.