Del wrote:We never had any of this when they hit Australia (well okay a tiny bit but those people were shouted down by the YAY-sayers. When we had the Commonwealth Games here is Brissy we all agreed that although the trains and buses were packed like sardines it made everyone so much more social and we loved the crowded journeys as everyone was always talking to each other. The flow on effect of everyone getting on the trains and calling out "hello!" to everyone on the train carriage lasted for ages after. It was wonderful. And if you saw anyone in colours from another country you HAD to say hello and welcome to Australia and ask them if they needed any help with directions or what to do.
Get INVOLVED people! Get excited!
Del's contaminated. We must quarantine her before she infects anyone else.
Del wrote:Who's Wee Dug wrote:Del, maybe more people are friendly in Brisbane to visitors cant say the same for London.
Well I CAN say the same for Edinburgh. When I was there I couldn't ever get my tourist map unfolded more than two folds before someone came up to me and asked me where I was going and 99% of the time didn't just give me directions but TOOK me there and acted as tour guide on the way!
While I didn't get that specific experience (in fact, we got lost on the first night, even though we had members of the family who lived in Scotland helping), I have to say that if I had to choose one city in the entire UK to live in, I would choose Edinburgh without hesitation.