England Through The Eyes Of A Dreamer!

By: Ashish K Arora

England is regarded as one of the most mystical and unique places in the world.This is, in part, because of its rich history, and the tales of medievalknights and royalty so prevalent in the movies and fairy tales. But even if youdiscount Hollywood, England has a flavor all itsown.? Its history stretches back over6000 years and being an island at the very edge of Europeencouraged the English to become self-sufficient and rely on nobody butthemselves.

England is a very modern country, but – conversely – it's also a verytraditional one and proud of its history and customs.? These traditions and customs make England such afun place to visit – as long as you're prepared to join in.

Where else in the world can you cheer a pigrace or a shin-kicking contest?? But youcan at the Cotswold Olympic Games, which have been held every year since the 17thcentury.? Or you could try your hand atcheese rolling.? Just hurl yourself downthe almost vertical Coopers Hill in pursuit of a giant Double Gloucestercheese.

Whatever you do in England, don't forget to try someproper English tea.? This is not abeverage as such: it's a proper meal!?You start with dainty sandwiches (strictly crusts off!), follow withhome-made cakes and pastries and finish with petit fours.? All washed down with copious amounts ofstrong, milky Indian tea.

Visit a traditional pub while you're here,too.? They've featured large in villagelife over the centuries and can be found in many a great novel or short story,too.? No story of England wouldbe complete without some mishap or great adventure occurring in one of the manypubs scattered through the country. You can definitely not experience England withouthaving a pint!

And if you'd like to see how people in the Englandof the past lived their lives, then you'll have plenty of opportunity.? Many grand houses are open to visitors.? They display architecture, furniture, décorand decoration dating back hundreds of years.

If you love sport, you'll never be bored in England.? Football (soccer to any American visitors),rugby, tennis, golf and cricket are all extremely popular.? Football dates back to the 13thand 14th century in England and King Henry VIII (better known as theking with the six wives) used to love playing tennis at his palace in HamptonCourt before he grew too fat to move.

Football seems to be England's national sport at themoment.? Homes and pubs are usuallybuzzing with talk of the next game to come or the highlights of the one justpast. You can also be sure to see the pubs full of many football fans on gameday shouting and rooting for their favorite team.

English traditions make it a wonderfulHealth Fitness Articles,interesting place to visit. It is these very same traditions that make it standout among the other places around the world.

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