1. Brighton, England had the first "naturalist" beach in the UK. (Yes, that means nude.) It is called Cliff Beach.
2. Like the US, England has a budget deficit.
3. Oxford University is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. The university is made up of 44 colleges.
4. St Hugh's College was founded in 1886. It is one of the largest colleges at Oxford.
6. A flight from London to Rome costs approximately 177 US dollars and takes about 2 and 1/2 hours.
7. One US dollar is worth 69 pence (.69, like cents). One British pound is equal to $1.44 in US money. The UK does not use the Euro like some other European countries.
8. The "chunnel" connects England to France. The trip of 30 miles across the English Channel took 90 minutes by ferry ride, but now that the tunnel is built, it only takes 35 minutes to get to France. The tunnel, which opened in 1994, goes under the English Channel (hence the name "chunnel").
10.Like the US, drunk driving is unacceptable; unlike the US, the drinking age in the UK is 18, and drinking at lunch is common; Certain bars and restaurants will serve beer, wine, or cider to kids aged 16 and 17 if they are at a table with someone over 18.
11.College sports are fairly unimportant in the UK unlike the US,
12. The Tube (subway) from London to Oxford or Oxford to London is about an hour and a half trip.
13. My daughter got to see 'Willie from Duck Dynasty at the DFW Airport, so her trip is off to a good start!