Reading in between the lines of what Londoners are saying is for tourists and verbalists studying in London just as important as understanding the words themselves. To better prepare you for your first visit to London, we are sharing only few tips, but the complete and amazing guide to ‘British-isms’ you may find below 🙂
The most important tip for first-time London visitors is queuing. British people would love to stand in a queuing and wait for their turn. So, next summer, while you explore London you should follow the rule of queuing strictly.
The second important tip is punctuality. British people strictly follow the rule of punctuality. If you are going to meet British people in London then you should be very punctual.
Another important tip for verbalists in London is the reserved greetings. In London, men and women greet people with a simple handshake. Don’t expect that people welcome you with a kiss. READ MORE
They’ve tried calling it “sultana sponge” and “spotted Richard”, but why? It’s always been spotted dick! This soft suet sponge studded with currants is even better smothered in custard. And it was served at Hogwarts. Must be magic.
Steam this traditional British pudding until well risen and firm (no laughing at the back, please), then smother it in warm golden syrup and custard. Yum READ MORE
Germany is the third most popular destination among international students in the world. More than twelve percent of students at German universities come from abroad – just like you. And studying in Germany makes more and more sense.
Teaching and research have a long tradition. German Universities have a very good reputation, especially when it comes to technical subjects. And with the introduction of bachelors and masters degrees, as well as more courses and lectures being held in English, Germany can finally compete to attract the world’s brightest.
A lot of kids have the luxury of being driven in a warm car or bus to a good school nearby. This is not the case for the children in this gallery.
The following photos are snapshots of the treacherous trips kids around the world take each day to get an education. Considering there are currently 61 million children worldwide who are not receiving an education—the majority of which are girls—these walks are seen as being well worth the risk.
The most remote school in the world – Gulu, China
5-hour journey into the mountains on a narrow path to probably the most remote school in the world, Gulu, China. Image credits – Sipa Press
School in Zhang Jiawan village, Southern China
Anxious parents of ‘Zhang Jiawan’ village have no other choice rather to let brave school-children clamber down these dangerous ladders if they want to get an education .. as the school situated in valley below. Image credits – Imaginachina/Rex Features
Kids traveling to a boarding school through the Himalayas
Kids traveling to a boarding school through the Himalayas, Zanskar, Indian Himalayas. Image credits – Christoph Otto
125-Mile journey to a boarding school in China
125-Mile journey to a boarding school through the mountains, Pili, China.
Pupils crossing a damaged suspension bridge in Lebak, Indonesia
Pupils crossing a damaged suspension bridge, Lebak, Indonesia. Image credits – Christoph Otto
After the story spread, Indonesia’s largest steel producer, PT Krakatau Steel, built a new bridge, so that the children could cross the river safely.
Pupils canoeing to a school in Riau, Indonesia
Pupils canoeing to school, Riau, Indonesia. Image credits – Nico Fredia
Riding auto rickshaw to a school in Beldanga, India
Riding a tuktuk (auto rickshaw) to a school in Beldanga, India. Image credits – Dilwar Mandal
School in Pangururan, Indonesia
Children traveling on the roof of a wooden boat in Pangururan, Indonesia. Image credits – Muhammad Buchari
Schoolchildren riding a horse cart back from a school in Delhi
Schoolchildren riding a horse cart back from a school in Delhi, India.
Students crossing Ciherang River on a makeshift bamboo raft
Students crossing Ciherang River on a makeshift bamboo raft, Cilangkap Village, Indonesia.
Pupils walking on Tightrope
Pupils walking on a tightrope 30 feet above a river, Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia. Image credits – Panjalu Images/Barcroft Media
Elementary school students crossing a river on inflated tire tubes in Rizal province
Elementary school students crossing a river on inflated tire tubes, Rizal Province, Philippines. Image credits – Bullit Marquez/AP
Staying above water to get to a classroom at an elementary school in the Philippines
Students wearing rubber boots use chairs as a makeshift bridge to get to a classroom at their elementary school in the Taytay, Rizal province, north of Manila in the Philippines. Teachers claim that the school grounds, built on a former garbage dump site, have no drainage and are constantly inundated with water. Image credits – Romea Ranoco/Reuters
Kids flying 800m on a steel cable 400m above the Rio Negro River
Kids flying 800m on a steel cable 400m above the Rio Negro River, Colombia. Image credits – Christoph Otto
Kashmiri children cross a damaged footbridge built over a stream in India
Kashmiri children cross a damaged footbridge built over a stream in India. The kids are on their way back home from their school in Srinagar. Image credits – Danish Ismai/Reuters
According to UNESCO, progress in connecting children to schools has slowed down over the past five years. Areas that lack suitable school routes can often flood, making it even harder for kids to commute. Dangerous paths are one of the main reasons why many children decide to quit school.
Paro Taktsang (spa phro stag tshang) is the popular name of Taktsang Palphug Monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest), a prominent Himalayan Buddhist temple complex consisting of seven monasteries. Taktsang can be dated back to 1692 and is one of the most important religious sites of pilgrimage in the entire Himalayan region. The name Taktsang means “The Tiger’s Nest”.
The monastery is located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the north of Paro and hangs on a precipitous cliff at 3,120 metres (10,240 ft), about 900 metres (3,000 ft) above the Paro valley, on the right side of the Paro Chu (‘chu’ Bhutanese means ”river or water”). The rock slopes are very steep (almost vertical) and the monastery buildings are built into the rock face. The monastery is surrounded by scenic woodland with amazing blue pine trees and rhododendrons. The view from the temple is absolutely breathtaking.
Every year in Japan, people flock to different cities to witness the blooming of the pink sakura, or cherry blossom trees.
The Cherry Blossom comes into bloom for only a handful of days in Japan. Something that beautiful just can’t last for long and so the Japanese celebrate this time by throwing a Hanami party under the stunning blooms. Hanami (flower viewing) is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers – “flower” in this case almost always meaning cherry blossoms (“sakura”) or (less often) plum blossoms (“ume”). From the end of March to early May, sakura bloom all over Japan.
The sakura is closely associated with the culture of Japan; the national weather service even tracks the movement of the “sakura front” – the imaginary line of blooming trees that travels south-to-north every season.