Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cost of living in the UK

Credit cards are widely accepted. Same with traveler's checks, which is best to use in pounds sterling (avoided in this way, additional commission fees.)

Example prices in the UK: a loaf of bread - on average £ 1 a liter of milk - about 60 pence, 1 kg of apples - about 1.5 GBP.

Renting in London in a double room will cost about 200 GBP per week and more. Prices depend on location and standard of accommodation, often requires a deposit for 1, 2, weeks or months in advance. The current minimum wage per hour is £ 5.05 for workers aged 22 and above.

A weekly bus ticket in London costs £ 13.5; day - £ 3.5; a single journey - 1.5 GBP. Tickets for the metro and train are much more expensive, such as single Tube journey will cost £ 3 a week travelcard (on the train, metro and buses) on the 4 zones will cost £ 31.6.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Driving in Great Britain

In the UK drive on the left. It is compulsory to wear seat belts in the front and rear seats. Talking on the phone while driving is prohibited. The permissible blood alcohol level driving a vehicle is 0.8 per mil. A green card is not obligatory, but still, it serves as proof of insurance in case of an accident makes it easier to obtain compensation, it is desirable to purchase insurance hull. There is no obligation to replace the Polish law for a British one, but it can be done. To do this, get in the mail form D1, fill it out and send to the DVLA (Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency, Swansea, SA99 1BT, together with the Polish driver's license, evidence of identity and a fee of EUR 38 British pounds (GBP). Please also enclose a letter confirming the application that the director knows that the exchange is not mandatory, and does so at his own request.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Great Britain

Great Britain, nineteenth-century maritime power and industrial, has played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and literature and science. At the height of his power, the British empire rule the one-quarter of Earth's surface. In the first half of the twentieth century the power of Britain seriously eroded the two world wars. In the second half of the century colonial empire collapsed and the United Kingdom has undergone transformation into a prosperous, modern state. Currently the UK is considering to what extent to integrate with the mainland. The UK is a member of the European Union, but decided not to join the European Monetary Union. Important for the country's constitutional reform. In 1999 in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland regional parliamentary assemblies built with different permissions.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Scotland - general information

Scotland is one of the regions of the United Kingdom, which enjoys a relatively high degree of autonomy. In 1999. as a result of devolution in Scotland was given the right to create their own parliament and executive authorities. Decisions on such matters as education, transport and health are made in Scotland. The country has a different legal and court system than other parts of the United Kingdom.

In Scotland, Many religions are practiced, and its inhabitants speak mostly English. Some Scots speak Halicki, belongs to the Celtic language group.

Due to cultural differences, some institutions operate differently in Scotland than in other parts of the United Królestwa.Władze local communities are responsible for many services that the State provides mieszkańcom.ozwolonej speed.
Do not talk on the phone while driving.
Seatbelts must be worn and children must sit in special seats.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Traffic offences in Scotland

Traffic offenders are treated very harshly in Scotland, so be careful and know the rules.

- Do not drink and drive
- Do not exceed the speed limit
- Do not talk on the phone while driving
- Seatbelts must be worn and children must sit in baby seats
- Do not drive without valid insurance

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Driving in Scotland

- If the signs do not indicate otherwise, drive on the left side of the road.
- You must have valid insurance. All drivers on the road must be insured.
- The car should have a a valid MOT test certificate issued by an authorized garage. MOT is valid for twelve months.
- You must have a disc supporting the payment of road tax (Tax Disc). The disc is valid for six or twelve months and must be placed on the windscreen. Driving without a disc or an invalid disc is a criminal offense. Tax rates depend on the size and age of car and can be checked on the DVLA website or at the local post office
- If you have a car, you must register it in the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).