Travel is always educational. I enjoy the way seeing and experiencing different parts of our world expands my knowledge and understanding. I recently returned from 6 days in the United Kingdom (also known as England).

Some of the things I learned:

1. Londoners say "mind" instead of "watch out for." So if they say "Mind the doors" on the Underground, it is to keep a traveler from having an unfortunate encounter with something like...say... having his backpack caught half way in/out of the Underground Train. Just saying.

2. When moving through crowded spaces, Londoners say "Sorry" when we are likely to say "Excuse me."

3. Trash or litter is "Rubbish."

4. Big Ben is the large bell (not the clock) in the 320' clock tower in London and weighs 13+ tons.