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smoke
12-05-05, 22:39
For anyone wanting a bit of "London-on-sea" i would recommend Brighton.

Treat it like a major city, ie; there is some povety, some dirty little scroats, graffiti...but something about the place, i don't know what it is...it just has a charm about it.

People hate it, people love it...but in my book, it's bang on.

The main high street is a bit crappy, but The Lanes are fantastic...a nice little italian restaurant that serves a good full englsih breakfast (yeah, go figure!), crazy novelty shops, stylish boutiques, second hand jewellers, a gun shop (yeah, not quite sure about that one either), designer shops, loads of bars and restaurants...

Anyway, that's my 2 cents!

Peace

Mycernius
14-05-05, 18:25
Why not mention the fact that it has a nudist beach in the town?

smoke
16-05-05, 14:03
Why not mention the fact that it has a nudist beach in the town?
Do i strike you as the sort of person who would frequent a nudist beach?
I mean, really!
:p
To be perfectly honest though, i didn't realise. I'll bear that in mind for my next visit!

Miss_apollo7
21-05-05, 01:21
Yup, I love Brighton too! Especially the beach and the Pier!!!! I remember getting drunk at the Pier with my friends and we stumbled around playing weird computer-games.....

I love Brighton too!!! I wish I could visit again soon. :wave:

dreamer
21-05-05, 15:56
errr...Actually I spent a whole term in there and you forgot to mentiont that it's UK's gay capital :P
Anyway it sure was fun...I met a lot more people in 6 months than in 21 years in Paris...

furan
24-05-05, 05:05
my brother's in brightone.... *misses him*
well.... i went there at easter..... they had some nice shops.... some gooood cookies.... a great milkshake place where they will litrally make anything into a milkshake for you.... a manga store... wasn't a very big selection, however they did have kabuki, which i'd been looking for for a while... veggie shoe shops.... pretty chinese guys to stalk :D

dreamer
24-05-05, 20:57
well sure for manga/comics you'd better go to london since dave's shop and borders (I'm not even sure anymore if it was this one) don't have lot of mangas. As for asian...well most of them are in Hove ^^'
Although I got to know a lot living near falmer...

furan
24-05-05, 22:12
lol, yup.. london..... i almost died when i whent downstairs in forbidden planet... so much manga!
and yet the STILL didn't have volume 2 of kill me kiss me >.<
lol.

oooo i forgot to mention the oriental supermarket thing..... htey had POCKEY! *jumps up and down* :D

dreamer
25-05-05, 13:57
haha still it's expensive to buy them in england >_<
I pay about 6-7/manga in UK while it costs me about 5-6/volume in France and about 3-4 in hong kong >_<

smoke
25-05-05, 14:01
errr...Actually I spent a whole term in there and you forgot to mentiont that it's UK's gay capital :P
Yeah i did forget, my bad.
But not being gay, it's not something i really took into account whilst visiting or choosing to visit.
I always think of Soho as the UKs gay capital...simply because it's londons gay capital...and living in london and being a londoner, we tend not to see outside of the M25!!! Don't know why.

furan
25-05-05, 16:50
haha still it's expensive to buy them in england >_<
I pay about 6-7/manga in UK while it costs me about 5-6/volume in France and about 3-4 in hong kong >_<
eeeee that's so much CHEAPER!
.... damn the british and their stingyness.... *grrs at them*
yeah... i wish i could read french.... well, it's not that i cant read it, more i can't understand it ^^;... otherwise i could quite easily by all my manga in french >.<
i bught some of the net... well it was translated, but into chinese, lol... anyway... it was only &pound;3/2.50.... i as like OMIGOD the cheapness! *yoink*
here... we got a deal, 3 for &pound;15... but.. it's still quite a lot considering how damn cheap it is in Japan....

dreamer
25-05-05, 18:56
Yeah i did forget, my bad.
But not being gay, it's not something i really took into account whilst visiting or choosing to visit.
I always think of Soho as the UKs gay capital...simply because it's londons gay capital...and living in london and being a londoner, we tend not to see outside of the M25!!! Don't know why.
Well actually I had one of the weirdest encounter during my first days in brighton ^^'
I had met a girl several days sooner and we were having a conversation on the phone (actually she unexpectedly phoned me) and before I realized it my flatmates had me dragged out and I was inside one of these smoky and loud pubs of kemptown. Then I suddently felt a hand on my shoulder and I noticed it was kinda hairy, but when I completely turned to face the person, it was actually a crossdresser and he was saying stuff like "you know, you're cute, we don't see much asian here" >_<

I was like "Wuuut?" :shock:


eeeee that's so much CHEAPER!
.... damn the british and their stingyness.... *grrs at them*
yeah... i wish i could read french.... well, it's not that i cant read it, more i can't understand it ^^;... otherwise i could quite easily by all my manga in french >.<
i bught some of the net... well it was translated, but into chinese, lol... anyway... it was only &pound;3/2.50.... i as like OMIGOD the cheapness! *yoink*
here... we got a deal, 3 for &pound;15... but.. it's still quite a lot considering how damn cheap it is in Japan....
Well...I can hardly decipher chinese (although I'm fluent when it comes to speaking) but french isn't more difficult than english to my mind :P
As for japanese it's kinda easy to read since in lot of mangas you have the hiraganas next to the kanjis, but when it comes to understand it... :relief:

furan
25-05-05, 20:14
lol... o.... i don;t understand a single thing in the chinese ^^;
i have a friend who's from hnog knog ans he transated it for me. my speeking.... i know about 3 phrases ^^;
japanese is definatly easier to read... but yes... the understanding it however....

smoke
25-05-05, 23:27
Well actually I had one of the weirdest encounter during my first days in brighton ^^'
I had met a girl several days sooner and we were having a conversation on the phone (actually she unexpectedly phoned me) and before I realized it my flatmates had me dragged out and I was inside one of these smoky and loud pubs of kemptown. Then I suddently felt a hand on my shoulder and I noticed it was kinda hairy, but when I completely turned to face the person, it was actually a crossdresser and he was saying stuff like "you know, you're cute, we don't see much asian here" >_<

I was like "Wuuut?" :shock:

I think that's about as stange as it gets!

dreamer
26-05-05, 00:02
lol... o.... i don;t understand a single thing in the chinese ^^;
i have a friend who's from hnog knog ans he transated it for me. my speeking.... i know about 3 phrases ^^;
japanese is definatly easier to read... but yes... the understanding it however....
haha ^^'
I think I met like a dozen of students from hong kong there in Brighton...they were quite impressed that a chinese born in france is able to speak fluently cantonese and mandarin ^^'


I think that's about as stange as it gets!

Well tell you the best part, after this night, I found out that out of my four flatmates (2 guys 2 girls) one of the guys is gay and one of the girl's lesbian while the 2nd girl's bisexual :relief:

furan
26-05-05, 01:07
hee hee, that's so cool.
you can speek both cantonese and manderin? that's impressive by it's self! gees... bi lingual much? ^.^ *is jelious*
i can barely master english ^^;


... that sound like an interesting house hold...
lol, strange indeed indeed... but.... i've experianced stnger..... in leicester of all places >.<

dreamer
26-05-05, 10:49
well...I used to watch a lot of mandarin cartoons and movies when I was but a kid, and my parents speak cantonese, therefore I can express my needs in mandarin and I can handle a more complicate conversation without problem in cantonese (although reading/writing is another problem).
Beside since I was born in France...well, french's not a problem either. In addition I've been learning english for almost 10 years so...I have let's say a junior high schooler's level ^^'
Now the real problem is for me to learn kanjis in japanese...it's so difficult to learn all their meanings and so... >_<

As for my experience in Brighton, well I am sure there's stranger, but still all my friends were shocked when they heard about it :P

smoke
26-05-05, 13:59
Well tell you the best part, after this night, I found out that out of my four flatmates (2 guys 2 girls) one of the guys is gay and one of the girl's lesbian while the 2nd girl's bisexual :relief:
Now that sounds like a cool party!!! or a good plot for a film!

dreamer
26-05-05, 14:11
well... you still have this movie from cedric klapisch : the spanish apartment ^^'

furan
26-05-05, 19:46
waw, that's an impressive linguistic history, you're really lucky.
i wish i'd been brought up in a bilingual environment... then maybe i wouldn;'t have struggled so much trying to learn new ones... or mabe i would have strugggled even more seeing as it's aken 17 years for me to grasp the basics of english, and i'm still no good at it >.<

lol, yeah, i'm sure you're friends would have been shocked... i gues i'm just used to that kinda thing...

dreamer
27-05-05, 14:27
well not that lucky ^^"
I know people who are fluent in 4-5 languages (or more) and who are younger than me >_<

furan
27-05-05, 19:35
daaaaang...... but stilll... to be fluent in at least one is my goal....
i do still have to ask people what certain words say/mean and it really buggs me (i evn ask my younger sister >.<)

dreamer
28-05-05, 00:02
errr...well, if you're native you're prolly way better than me when it comes to english, however for your lack of vocabulary, you can still improve by reading more books ^^

furan
28-05-05, 01:44
well... actually i'm sure you're better than a lot of native born english... lol... in general our english is very poor ^^;
yeah.. i mean, i read more than i used to.... but t's difficult, i'm slow and i don;t know wether i'm reading it right *is dysexic*

hee hee, i'm going to brighton tomorrow to see my brother *dances*

dreamer
28-05-05, 09:59
dang >_<
I won't be there before at least the end of july (graduation ceremony if everything goes well)

furan
29-05-05, 01:26
hee hee, awww well... ganbatte! ^.^

o, it has to be said... we whent to tera a tera (i think that's what it was called), it;s like... this huge famous vegi resteraunt.... and.... migod the food was divine. i don;t think i've ever had such an amazing meal.... the prices are a bit up there, but they're not ripping you off... if anyone gets a chance, they should deffinatly try it out ^.^

Maciamo
29-05-05, 20:24
Brighton is one of the most attractive English cities. The Royal Pavilion is grandiose, the Regency architecture appealing and the tacky Pier with its amusement park and arcade games unique in its kind. If you go there, just try to avoid Friday and Saturday nights: too noisy with drunk party animals, especially near the Pier.

dreamer
29-05-05, 21:20
Brighton is one of the most attractive English cities. The Royal Pavilion is grandiose, the Regency architecture appealing and the tacky Pier with its amusement park and arcade games unique in its kind. If you go there, just try to avoid Friday and Saturday nights: too noisy with drunk party animals, especially near the Pier.

Dear maciamo if you don't like "drunk party animals" then you should stay at home after 10PM because it's the same thing every night ^^ (maybe quieter in sunday nights)

Anchyyy
31-05-05, 20:55
For anyone wanting a bit of "London-on-sea" i would recommend Brighton.

Treat it like a major city, ie; there is some povety, some dirty little scroats, graffiti...but something about the place, i don't know what it is...it just has a charm about it.

People hate it, people love it...but in my book, it's bang on.

The main high street is a bit crappy, but The Lanes are fantastic...a nice little italian restaurant that serves a good full englsih breakfast (yeah, go figure!), crazy novelty shops, stylish boutiques, second hand jewellers, a gun shop (yeah, not quite sure about that one either), designer shops, loads of bars and restaurants...

Anyway, that's my 2 cents!

Peace


Sounds interesting... I have to write it on my 'where i wish to go' list!!!! :-)

smoke
02-06-05, 15:10
Dear maciamo if you don't like "drunk party animals" then you should stay at home after 10PM because it's the same thing every night ^^ (maybe quieter in sunday nights)
I think that you should add that that is in the tourism season. last time i went was in February and there were very few 'party animals'...or if they were there, they were pretty good at hiding it!

furan
02-06-05, 19:34
lol
Brightons got a pretty big student community..... i know for a fact that when my brother was there for his first year he was out every night pretty much, drinking himself silly...
haha, there are some storries that would make you laugh so much...
like, one time he woke up in a field and had no idea how he got there....
and aother time he woke up in FRANCE! :lol:
so..... i think it's pretty accurate.... just mebies not every single night....
but i know my brother was oute at least 3 time a week for a good stretch of time during the term.

Anchyyy
02-06-05, 19:42
He woke up in France??? :relief: How did he do that? :okashii:

furan
04-06-05, 02:24
um... cos him and his friends drank them selves silly...
brighton's right on the sothern coast of England... France is but a 2 hour drive away ^.^

dreamer
10-06-05, 15:28
I think that you should add that that is in the tourism season. last time i went was in February and there were very few 'party animals'...or if they were there, they were pretty good at hiding it!
Well I've been living there from end of august til late february and I'm pretty sure there were lot of students going to nightclubs and getting drunk ^^' :-)

Maciamo
10-06-05, 22:54
If you want more information or pictures of Brighton, don't hesitate to check JREF's England Guide for Brighton (http://www.eupedia.com/england/brighton.shtml). :cool:

smoke
13-06-05, 12:25
If you want more information or pictures of Brighton, don't hesitate to check JREF's England Guide for Brighton (http://www.eupedia.com/england/brighton.shtml). :cool:
Hey's that's cool!

One word of advice, avoid the Sea Life Centre...it's dull and expensive.
It's a waste of time and money, even if you like sealife...
The way i see it, you've seen one fish, you've seen 'em all.

Hildebrand
25-05-10, 00:04
I went to Brighton on a college trip and the pier was spectacular, although I restricted myself mostly to the arcade section. Oxford is my kind of town; historical, small and relatively liberal city with a bustling city centre. The Pitt Rivers and the Oxford museum of science are excellent places to spend time in, as well as strolling along the various canals and rivers which make up Oxford. Don't forget to go to the secretive Turf Tavern which is frequented by University of Oxford students.

Nasius
09-03-12, 12:42
I love Brighton. It's a beautiful city and it's a shame I've only been there once (I plan to visit it again this summer though lol)

jane
21-03-12, 16:57
Hey! Brighton is my favourite place in England! You have to go in the middle of the year there, they have a great carnival and if the weather is good everything is better!
I don't know if you saw this, but a great movie with Brighton pictures is Quadrophenia, such as the Carnival in the city the movie has one amazing soundtrack and you should really see if you want to go there!

Olga
26-07-12, 17:34
I visited Brighton once, I didn't like it. Can see why some people DO like it however, but it's just too faux-cultured to me. Seems a bit fake, but that's just me. Lots of people love this place

Shara
21-10-15, 07:59
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Shara
22-10-15, 07:28
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Shara
26-10-15, 07:39
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Shara
27-10-15, 08:29
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