Posts Tagged ‘George Mikes’

How to be a Brit?

December 8, 2009

Going through George Mikes’ ‘How to be a Brit’ prior to a travel to Albion is fun. However, once there, sitting in the driver’s seat but not driving, all the traffic moving on the side which one is not used to, hot and cold water coming from separate tabs and having to figure out how to blend them … it’s then that the real fun begins 🙂

Survival of the Loudest

September 18, 2008

George Mikes (British of Hungarian origin) in ‘Italy for Beginners’ states that “one iron law reigns supreme in Italian conversation: Survival of the Loudest’. It amuses me to think what he would have said had he written Bulgaria for Beginners…