October 04, 2007

my impression of Britiain

I have been the Britain for almost 7 weeks. During this time, I fell there are lots of differences between UK and China. When i arrived at Birmingham airport, the first impression of Britain was the different weather.

As I had known, Britain was definitely colder than China. However, I never imagined there was no  feeling of summer which was similar to China in British summer. Because it was quite cold for me. In China, especially in my hometown, south of China, it was extremely hot that the temprature  might climbe to 40 degree  is in July. Therefor during the previous days living in Britain, I am not able to totally adapt  the British weather. There was no doubt that the cold weather suprised me the most at first place.

And then, in the following days, the British food impressed me deeply as well. In my opinion, the British food was not very good. I thought this was a distinction of eating habit. In fact, I can not comment on the food from another country. For example, in today's sociolingusitics lecture, the tutor felt the Chinese rice is very bad, just like eating paper. But to me, it is unbelievable.

In a word, there are many differences between Uk and China. Personally, these differences are due to different culture. Although most of them have been stressing a lot on me, I think I can get rid of them finally.


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  1. Tilly Harrison

    Thanks for these candid comments – yes, it was certainly a cold summer this year! Perhaps the problem with British food is the different value that the two cultures put on this aspect of life. It is hard for some people to understand or believe how little value food has in British culture – most people don’t care too much which is why we have so much ‘junk food’. If customers will buy cheap junk then it can be sold. I happen to agree that a lot of the food available is not very good! However there ARE healthy and tasty dishes in Britain – just not easily available.

    09 Oct 2007, 18:51

  2. zhang guifang

    quite right! I am from the south of china as well, it is cold here but not as too wet as my hometown Sichuan. Moreover, i like rice very much but not the british rice.I agree that Peter’opinion,british rice is quite rigid and has no good rice smell, but in china it’s very different. do you think so?hoho~~

    16 Oct 2007, 10:40


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