6 stunning facts about the UK
Teaching jobs in Ho Chi Minh City (in particular at EMG Education) provide more opportunities to exchange culture and participate in cultural parties that help you expand your knowledge about the world, thanks to its sizable and multicultural community.
As we know, every country has a different culture than others; consequently, it leads to a shock culture when you move to a new nation, including the UK. What interesting facts about the UK have you yet to hear?
If you are from the UK or have a group of friends who were born in the UK, please check out the 6 facts below with us!
1. The UK is home to the world’s shortest flight
Head north to Scotland and the archipelago of the Orkney Islands. Here you’ll find the shortest passenger flight in the world that links the tiny island of Westray to the (even more miniature) island of Papa Westray.
Are you curious about how fast these flights are in the UK?
The scheduled time is 2 minutes and 40 seconds; however, taking advantage of the wind takes only 53 seconds. That is the most surprising number that I have heard!
2. Every horse must have a passport
Every owner must have a valid passport. This document lists the owner’s name, the animal’s vaccination records, and details about their species, breed, and color.
Is it essential for your pets to be protected from loss?
Don’t worry if you want to adopt a pet while living in Vietnam; teaching jobs in Ho Chi Minh City will give you a stable income to care for them. Pets also help you to alleviate your homesickness and create many unforgettable memories.
3. A Welsh Town has the longest name in Europe
What would you do if you wanted to train in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch? How do you spell that? This is an impressive town’s name in Wales, with 58 letters in its name.
As crazy as this Welsh name is, it is the longest name in Europe. Many destinations have unique names in Vietnam that make even locals impressed. Additionally, teaching jobs in Ho Chi Minh City are appropriate occupations for you to accumulate various experiences in many aspects and discover more about Vietnam and its citizens living there.
4. London cabbies are geography experts
Have you ever tried out cabs in the UK? Dissimilarly to other countries, you are obligated to pass an intense test to become a cabbie in London, including memorizing every road, turn, and intersection of 320 sample runs as well as calculating any route within the 113-square-mile (293-square-kilometer) metropolitan area entirely in their mind—without GPS or Sat Nav—only several seconds.
This test requires your geographic knowledge of that area and the experiences you have gained when driving there. This is challenging for anyone who is an amateur at moving cars.
That sounds crazy, right? Do you want to become a London cabbie and put yourself through this geographic challenge?
5. Shakespeare’s revolution in the English language
Throughout Shakespeare’s plays and poetry, he introduced an abundant range of new words, estimated at about 15,000 words. His contribution considerably diversifies the English language and is seen as a grand revolution in general. Not only does the UK appreciate it, but it also creates excitement when people around the world use English in writing and speaking.
6. What are the UK’s national dishes? The debate is ongoing…
Great Britain includes four countries – England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales — each has its unique food identity.
Although hearty meat-based dishes are consumed commonly throughout the UK, individual favorites have emerged in each nation:
- England: Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, fish and chips, chicken tikka masala
- Ireland: Irish stew filled with onions, mutton, and potatoes
- Scotland: Haggis, a sheep’s stomach which is stuffed with offal, oatmeal, and onions
- Wales: Cawl, leeks, cabbage, a stew that is made with bacon, and either lamb or beef
Here’s one more fun fact about the UK’s cuisine that you may be confused about: chicken tikka masala is not a traditional Indian curry. Its mild flavor was created and modified for the British palate when they ruled India from 1858 to 1947.
Along with these listed facts, the UK has many surprising realities in various facets, such as travel, literature, and rich culture, that make foreigners curious. Do you want to discover this famous nation? Please share your knowledge with everyone and exchange culture to extend knowledge about the world!
Get teaching jobs in Ho Chi Minh City and be ready for a new journey at EMG Education by submitting your application at: https://teach.emg.vn/primary-lower-secondary-and-high-school-teachers/
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|EMG Education is one of the largest private education organizations in Vietnam. Its mission is to provide Vietnam learners across all ages an opportunity and the right preparation to succeed on the global stage. Founded in 2005, EMG Education has always been an innovative trailblazer in Vietnam’s education scene, constantly finding new ways to empower Vietnamese learners by expanding their access to world-class curricular and learning materials, and globally-recognized qualifications.|