England ... Foggy Albion, the birthplace of Oscar Wilde, Princess Diana and Elton John. The country that gave us Sherlock Holmes and Alice in Wonderland. The place where the former Russian oligarchs, such as Boris Berezovsky and Yevgeny Chichvarkin, strove and strive. England went down in history and anecdotes for its unshakable traditions, universities, stiffness, imperturbability, adherence to etiquette. This is all that arises in the head of any person with the word "England" and this is what we expect to see when visiting this surprisingly damp, foggy place, which attracts with its age-old inviolability. But did you know that:
1. The medicine
In the case of even the common cold, it will not be so easy to get to the doctor: there are very few doctors in public health centers. Having phoned to the registry of the free clinic, the maximum that you will hear is an infinite number of recommendations and a suggestion to call back the next day, in case these recommendations do not help. If you do not like this red tape, and your own health causes extreme concern, you can contact a paid clinic, where you leave more than a round sum.
The cost of one trip by bus is 1.5 pounds (75 rubles). Daily bus trips can do a lot of damage to your budget.
The UK has one of the highest tax rates in Europe. So, the tax on housing is 100 (5,157 rubles) pounds, and about 80 (4,125 rubles) per car.
The houses are very badly heated. In order to avoid hypothermia in your own home, you have to fork out: the electricity bill in the winter season can easily be 300 pounds (15.5 thousand rubles).
The raininess and nebula of Great Britain is certainly a common place. But you can fully experience this only by visiting England, where it rains almost all year round, and the temperature in winter rarely drops below 11 degrees.
Fans of rich Russian borscht, arriving in the UK, will be greatly disappointed. English cuisine is quite fresh in taste, due to the fact that the British, trying to preserve the natural taste of products, do not "spoil" them with spices and seasonings.
Finding a good job in a short time in England is almost impossible. Even as a graduate, you often need to wander around different companies for about six months and ring up a lot of recruitment agencies before you get a good place with decent pay.
8. Sociability of people
The British are very closed people. They are very snobbish about all visitors, if, however, they do not have a couple of extra millions.
9. Shop hours
Most stores close at nine in the evening. Not bought food before - your problems, endure until the morning.
In the UK it is very difficult to find affordable housing. Many visitors rent an apartment for 6-7 people, and huddle together on 30-40 square meters. m