No i'm strictly a booze and fags man these days , but those out there who like a touch of the Bolivian marching powder ,may get a nasty surprise.
Landlords especially at the Station in Hove have started putting Vaseline on the cisterns of the toilets making the nasal ingestion of cocaine rather more complicated , but bloody funny if you happen to be in the next cubicle.
The proper way to enjoy the seaside
The traditional English seaside tourist should be about 90 and never actually go swimming. The closest they ever get to the water is to roll their trousers ( high waisted naturally ) up to their knees and go for a paddle. You can complete the look by wearing a string vest ,and the balder gentleman can tie knots in the corners of a handkerchief and place on the head to protect the scalp. Then merely hire a deckchair and fall asleep while reading the Daily Telegraph. This can also apply to visitors to the cricket.
The Rainbow Flag
Rainbow flags are a sign of tolerance and peace etc ,etc ,etc ,but you'll see them used in Brighton to indicate gay pubs and bars. Whether or not these bars are like The Blue Oyster from the Police Academy films i couldn't tell you but you might want to consider growing a Freddie Mercury tache.
Europes largest beer garden
As soon as it gets warm enough most people head fort he beach in the evenings , although you aren't allowed bonfires you can either get pints in plastic glasses from the Fortune Of War or bring your own carry out from the offy. They sometimes show the cricket and the odd film on a giant cinema screen. Its all very relaxing as the sun goes down.
Fish and Chips
Britains most popular hot take away meal is Fish and Chips. This tasty combination is usually eaten with salt and vinegar; in Scotland sometimes with a special brown sauce.
The favourite fish is Cod, followed by Haddock and Plaice. Prices are about 1 GBP for the Chips and about 2,50 GBP for the Fish.
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But don't forget...
....there ARE other things to see and do in Brighton! It's just my own private tradition...I love the way the birds circle around, lining themselves up for the food, and the way the tourists are amazed! :)
I'm afraid that Brighton...
I'm afraid that Brighton people often complain about the foreign students who travel round in big groups and block the pavements or crowd onto buses. The best way to behave is to make sure that people can get past!
The british are a odd race of...
The british are a odd race of people, very wary of others, but once you get through the natural stuffyness they can be helpful and polite. Just be polite and courtious and you will win them over. A good idea is always to praise the area you are in and to ask the locals for their knowlege, we love it :-).
If you're expecting a sandy...
If you're expecting a sandy beach you're in for a surprise. This is a pebbly beach so take a chair to sit in, a towel on the beach isn't as comfortable. The water's cold but I know I was in it as a tot, so it can't be too bad!
Brothers, a strawberry cider
England is not only a country of beer, but also of cider, and oh boy, they know how to make good cider here, this is just an example, it was excellent strawberry cider.
OK, so obviously while spending few days in England I did try to avoid all the known names and to check out some of local brands, Tangle Foot is one of those and a very nice one.
Well, it is England, local customs starts and end at the pub. Here I am for an early lunch break ;-)
Brighton is very chilled for a city.
Trying to be pushy and impatient doesn't really work here.
Relax and all will be fine ;-)
Looking down Prestonville Road, these wee houses were very typical around where I stayed in Brighton