Monthly Archives: July 2010

Did you know? Sunday trading was not allowed in England and Wales till 1994

Since Sunday Trading Act came into effect in 1994, this means shops are allowed to open for a max of 6 hours anytime from 10am-6pm – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunday_shopping Indirectly, it translated into –  I was only able to shop for clothes … Continue reading

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Lesson #43 – How to never miss your stops for your daily train rides

Have you ever wondered how there always seems to be someone who sleeps on tranport journey and you wonder how they ever wake up for their stops? This little entry will definitely answer your question right now! I am proud … Continue reading

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Did you know? – The Republic of South Africa has 11 official languages

Just found that out in one of the conversations during my flat hunt – They are namely Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. Prior to 1994, South Africa had only two official languages, … Continue reading

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Lesson #42 – How to get to your workplace in 5 different ways in a week

Get a travel card! This week was my first week to get to my work place in zone 6. A pretty far location from Kings Cross and its much cheaper to buy a zone 1-6 travel card – allowing one … Continue reading

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Did you know? – Rail Station officers have awfully good memory.

That’s my conclusion after my journey to work today – I tried out a different route and took the Victoria line down to Vauxhall station. From there, I headed towards the rail and spent some time in front of the … Continue reading

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Lesson #41 – How to meet many new international friends and >6 barbeques within 4 months?

Stay at Kings Cross! It’s has been nearly four solid months since our arrival here and things are just happening right here! We have been meeting many new friends from all over the world and of course we had countless barbeques … Continue reading

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Lesson #41 – How to arrive at your destination efficiently within the shortest time

Plan your journey before you leave the house – London Transport Planner! -Tells you if there are any bus delays or tube breakdown and the fastest way to reach your destination. It also factors in your waiting and walking time to … Continue reading

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