Some random things about the UK

I’ve decided to take a break from spending too much while here. This add up quicker than you think but it’s not like I don’t have things that can be done. :)  I thought I’d mention some of my observations that I’ve noted or been told about while here.


It is sold in corner stores here. While the rest on the drinking world might go. “So what?”  Canada (specifically Ontario)  had laws against that to protect the special interest group that controls alcohol to be sold in alcohol-specific outlets.  I bought a bottle of Irish Meadow cream whisky,  a Bailey’s competitor.  Cost me only £6($10.50). I thought that was quite a reasonable price for a 700ml bottle. The Bailey’s version was £7.99($13.98). I found it tasted just fine.

Marijuana :

It’s also legal here I was told. Given how common I’ve seen it,  even some guy in a park was dealing right beside me on a bench,  not to mention the hoping kids living here smoke it every weekend at least.  I’ve never tried it,  probably never will but it is interesting to see things a bit more liberal here.

Which leads me to my next point :

Prostitution :

This too is also legal here.  As I was walking through the Soho area of London, my friend keep pointing out all the “red doors” where a person could go for “service”. While not all the doors were literally red,  most of the hallways within were painted a shade of red. . I found the pinkish ones to be rather amusing if not both suggestive and somehow appropriate.  I also found about these. “parties”  that you could go to and have sex at. £80 for a single man,  £25 for a couple.  Obviously you can tell who are the frequent flyers and top target market. Apparently you go to a rather posh house,  and various girls will circulate around and you can have sex as often as you like.  You don’t know the going rate for the “red door”  services but I think it’s like double that at least. Well,  “200” seems to be a common number in any country for your basic escort service. . Still,  it is an interesting aspect of the UK.

My way cool neighbor :


This kitty loves me. Very happy after a round of petting .   It belongs to the neighbour but when I come out to the backyard,  I get an immediate visit for attention.  Reminds me a lot of another cat of mine.  It’s nice to have a good local friend who is always happy to see me :)

Author: DragonDon

Having a love of travel has lead me to move to South Korea in 2010. Moving to an Eastern culture from a Western culture is a wild experience and there is never a dull day!

6 thoughts on “Some random things about the UK”

      1. Saturday, for a walking tour. You are welcomed to join the group, it is. £5 and a couple of hours of walking. Or we can just meet up for coffee somewhere.

      2. I’m here till late August. My time is pretty flexible, so just pick a day and I’ll come into London. I need to do a bit of souvenir shopping any ways. You are welcome to join me on that too.

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