Scott Waters, 66, has some helpful tips for anyone traveling to England in the future. The artist and photographer based in St. Augustine, Fla. recently returned to the U.S. after his fourth trip to the country, and he shared his very astute observations on Facebook.
"Last time I stayed for three months. This was also my girlfriend’s first time outside of London, so I wanted her to really see the country up close," Waters told BuzzFeed. The two visited Portreath, Redruth, Little Eton, Oxford and more -- far more towns than you saw Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen take on in 2001's "Winning London."
Here's a few gems about England Waters learned on his trip. Maybe they'll help you live out your MK&A-inspired world travel dreams.
> Almost everyone is very polite.
> There are too many narrow stairs.
> The reason they drive on the left is because all their cars are built backwards.
> Pubs are not bars, they are community living rooms.
> You’d better like peas, potatoes and sausage.
> Their paper money makes sense, the coins don’t.
> Pants are called “trousers”, underwear are “pants” and sweaters are “jumpers."
> “Fanny” is a naughty word, as is “shag."
> 5,000 year[s] ago, someone arranged a lot of rocks all over, but no one is sure why.
> Look right, walk left. Again; look right, walk left. You’re welcome.
> You don’t have to tip, really!
> When the sign says something was built in 456, they didn’t lose the “1."
Check out his complete list of 100 tips -- four of which are "there are no guns" for emphasis -- below.