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To think there is nothing wrong with not traveling outside London/SE for 11 years.

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INeedAnEspresso Tue 23-Aug-16 17:47:00

Basically I told my friend I've not gone outside South East England for 11 years and she was shocked. Aibu to think that this isn't unusual. I just don't like the UK much prefer rest of Europe.

ExamAnxiety Tue 23-Aug-16 17:56:40

It's up to you but tbh your missing out on a lot.

Coconutty Tue 23-Aug-16 17:57:59

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bibbitybobbityyhat Tue 23-Aug-16 17:58:08

Misleading thread title!

Iggi999 Tue 23-Aug-16 17:58:11

Goady much?

myownprivateidaho Tue 23-Aug-16 18:00:50

You mean you have been to Europe just not to the rest of the UK? I'm pretty impressed you've managed this, but no of course yanbu.

MushyPeeeees Tue 23-Aug-16 18:03:41

I'm probably being dumb but I don't understand why the thread title is misleading or why the op is being goady? confused

AgentProvocateur Tue 23-Aug-16 18:05:39

Your horizons are very small.

Sunshine1973 Tue 23-Aug-16 18:05:41

No been to Europe I've been to places like Manchester years ago just find it easier and nicer to bust say Paris for a weekend rather then Manchester it's quicker as well.

Lorelei76 Tue 23-Aug-16 18:07:41

People should just do what they like
I've had periods of years where I've not left England, so what? It suited me, that's all that matters.

cherryplumbanana Tue 23-Aug-16 18:08:46

It probably isn't unusual, and if you are happy with it, what's the problem. If I only go away at least once a year, I feel trapped, but I accept it's entirely my issue.

NotYoda Tue 23-Aug-16 18:09:36

I think you've seen some great places in Europe but also missed out on some lovely ones - I love coastal areas, and Britain has amazing ones

bibbitybobbityyhat Tue 23-Aug-16 18:10:34

Mushypees - in her first post the op says she prefers Europe to the UK outside London and the South East. So presumably she has been to Europe, just not done much travelling in the UK.

I don't agree that it's goady, I just think its a bit pathetic really.

ny20005 Tue 23-Aug-16 18:11:57

Op, going to Europe means leaving south east England .....

nancy75 Tue 23-Aug-16 18:12:41

I'm probably the same as the op, I have travelled extensively outside of the U.K. but I probably haven't been anywhere in the uk other than London/ south east for about 15 years (maybe longer)

Iggi999 Tue 23-Aug-16 18:13:47

Well, "I just don't like the UK much" (outside of SE) is a bit of a slight to vast areas of the UK, especially as this is not based on any actual experience within the last decade!
But don't worry OP, the north of England, Wales, Scotland and NI will manage just fine without your visit.

ThisIsStartingToBoreMe Tue 23-Aug-16 18:14:35

Yanbu it's quite normal for Londoners never to leave London unless they are going abroad

Hassled Tue 23-Aug-16 18:14:36

So you have in fact travelled outside the SE within 11 years if you've been to Europe. Your thread title is very misleading.

It's up to you, of course. I'm guilty of knowing parts of Europe much better than I know say Yorkshire - but I feel I need to sort that out.

Coconutty Tue 23-Aug-16 18:15:39

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GemmaB78 Tue 23-Aug-16 18:17:11

I think it's a pity but being in the south east, it's probably much easier for you to get to Europe than other parts of the UK. I grew up and lived in East Kent until my early 30s, and having the tunnel, ferries and airports close by meant I spent much more time in France and other parts of Europe than I did in farflung parts of the UK.

NicknameUsed Tue 23-Aug-16 18:18:37

"I just don't like the UK much prefer rest of Europe."

How can you justify this if you haven't even seen the rest of the UK? Seriously, this is a very silly thing to say and just confirms the stereotypical image of an ignorant home counties xenophobe.

I had a brilliant weekend in London a couple of weeks ago. I had an equally brilliant weekend in Wiltshire recently.

cherryplumbanana Tue 23-Aug-16 18:18:44

Oh, I misunderstood blush

so its either London or abroad? .... Are we supposed to be impressed in any way?

LadyintheRadiator Tue 23-Aug-16 18:20:09

You don't like the UK? What, all of it?

SpaceUnicorn Tue 23-Aug-16 18:27:43

Goady much?

Just a pinch.

Fucking school holidays hmm

PotteringAlong Tue 23-Aug-16 18:28:45

You're missing out. London and the SE is the worst bit of the U.K.

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