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  • Hello, hello, hello!

  • And today in this video, I’m going to give you 5 travel tips for coming to the UK.

  • So let’s get started!

  • #Tip Number 1: The weather is UNPRE-DICTABLE.

  • In one day, it could be pissing it down with rain, be sunny, be windy, be cloudy, and even have a bit of snow.

  • I’m serious, I’m not even lying.

  • You could experience 4 seasons in one day, especially during March and April.

  • Even this May, the weather was pretty damn crazy.

  • It rained in the morning, snowed a little bit in the afternoon, and then was sunny for the rest of the day.

  • Like I said, the weather is crazy and unpredictable.

  • So if youre coming to the UK, be prepared and dress appropriately.

  • #Tip Number 2: Remember to look right!

  • 34% of the world population drive on the LEFT hand side of the road and the UK is one of them!

  • Soif you don’t want to be killed, please remember to look right when crossing the road.

  • Wait, actually, look both waysbecause I don’t want anyone to be killed!

  • But please take note that we do drive on the left hand side.

  • #Tip Number 3: Remember your PSTs.

  • Your "Please, Sorry’s and Thank You's".

  • We British people like to say please, sorry and thank you A LOT.

  • In fact, we pretty much say please sorry or thank you for practically everything, especially in restaurants.

  • Excuse me, please! Could I have some water please?"

  • "Could you pass me the salt please?"

  • "Please could I have this, and this and this please?"

  • When you want someone to do something for you or give you something, you always say, "please".

  • And if someone has ever done this request for you, you have to say "Thank You" in return.

  • We also saysorry” a lot, and we use it for many different situations.

  • For example, when you accidentally bump into someone:

  • Sorry!

  • Or when someone accidentally bumps into you:

  • Sorry!

  • Or when you can’t hear what someone said:

  • Sorry?

  • We even say sorry when were not really sorry.

  • "Are you guys in the line here?"

  • "Yes, we are."

  • "You are?"

  • "Sorry..."

  • British people have a stereotype of being overly polite because we say "please sorry and thank you" a lot.

  • But let me actually tell you a secret.

  • Sometimes...we say it...and we don’t even mean it!

  • Sometimes...it’s just a way to hide our rudeness of what we really what want to say.

  • In fact, there are lots of hidden meanings behind what British people say and what they actually mean.

  • For example, someone could say:

  • "Excuse me - Sorry, is anyone sitting here?"

  • But what they really actually mean is:

  • Move b*tch. I'm sitting here, yeah? Get out of my way, yeah?

  • You got like three seconds to move your bag before I end you, yeah? I’m going to sit here whether you like it or not. So move! “

  • This is just one example.

  • There are so many other examples.

  • And maybe I’ll tell you guys about this in another video another time.

  • #Tip Number 4: If youre travelling around London for a few days, I recommend purchasing an Oyster card.

  • An Oyster card is a pay as you go transportation card that can be used on buses, trains and the Tube in London.

  • It will save you more money compared to if you bought a day travel card or if you bought single tickets.

  • Oh, by the way!

  • If you're using the Oyster on the bus, you only need to tap once.

  • You don’t need to tap again when you leave the bus.

  • If youre planning to visit areas out of London, travelling around UK by train can be quite expensive.

  • But if youre aged between 16-25 years old, you can buy a Young Person’s railcard.

  • This is an annual railcardand right now it costs £30 a year and it gives you 33% off your rail fares.

  • This is a good savings card if youre planning to visit many places outside of London.

  • The National Rail website is also a good website to go on to find out your travel fares and times and sometimes they even have cheaper fare deals if you book in advance.

  • So check this website out!

  • Also, if you have a Young Persons railcard, you can have linked it to your Oyster card so that you will also get 33% off discount on pay as you go fares on the Tube.

  • But this is for off-peak hours only.

  • And off-peak hours is any time between 9:30am to 4pm, and any time after 7pm, between Mondays to Fridays and any time during the weekends.

  • If you're over 25, and travelling in a pair, there is also some discount for you as well.

  • So you can purchase the Two Together railcard, which gives you 33% discount for two named adults when travelling together by train.

  • So those are some discount tips!

  • #Tip Number 5: Get out of London.

  • If you're only in the UK for a few days, then London pretty much covers everything you will need to see.

  • However, the UK is more than just London and a city is still a city.

  • If you want to get a better feel of UK life, get out of London and visit other cities.

  • And you can also use this opportunity to use these railcards so you can get a good discount.

  • You can also get a BritRail pass which gives you unlimited travel across certain parts of the UK, for a certain number of days, at a certain price.

  • I’m not familiar with this because it’s only eligible for non-UK citizens but check this out out and calculate whether it is something you want to do and whether it is something you want.

  • And those are my five tips for travelling to the UK!

  • If you have any further questions, please leave a comment and I’ll do my best to answer you.

  • Other than that, I’ll see you guys next time.

  • Byeeeeeeeeee!

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