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United Kingdom

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom, also known as the UK, is an island in northwestern Europe. Between 2017 and 2019, I did my fair share of telecommuting while my boyfriend studied in Oxford and I was living in Geneva (Switzerland).

From the bustling city of London to the lovely cottages spread around the UK countryside, this destination has a lot to offer.

Have you visited the United Kingdom already? How was it? Share your comments below!

WELCOME TO THE United Kingdom!

Basic facts

  • Population: 68 million
  • Currency: British pound sterling (GBP). Check the current exchange rate here.
  • Language: English.
  • Territories: the UK is made up of 4 different regions or nations (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland).
  • Main cities: London (capital), Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast.
  • Fun fact: did you know there is not a single point in Britain that is more than 75 miles away from a coastline?

Things to do

Visit the bustling capital city of London

Try fish and chips

If you´re a fan of Harry Potter´s movies, wander around Oxford to discover all the film locations

Explore the iconic Rock in Gibraltar, a British territory in southern Spain

Good to know when travelling to the UK

  • They drive on the right hand side! Be careful if you’re used to doing it the other way around, especially when crossing the street.
  • It rains quite a lot in the UK, so always remember to take your umbrella with you. A warm cup of tea will be your best friend too.

More about the United Kingdom…

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