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What we learned on our first European trip

Discussion in 'MOTORHOME CHAT' started by Xan, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Xan

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    2 weeks, 1725 miles.

    1. Brugge is lovely and the stelplatz is fantastically located but pricey.
    2. Germans are joyless.
    3. Luxembourg has fantastic smooth tarmac everywhere, twisty forest routes and cheaper fuel. Motorcyclists take note.
    4. Germans are rude.
    5. The Romantic Road is a great idea, but once you've seen one medieval walled city you've seen them all. Rothenberg being the jewel if not a bit touristy.
    6. If there is efficiency to be found in Germany, it's being done by immigrants.
    7. There really are hundreds are stelplatz along the Moselle. It's so perfect for first timers.
    8. A lot of Germans appear to really dislike dogs.
    9. Free wifi is very hard to find in Germany.
    10. I'm really glad we won the war.
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  2. june123

    june123 Read Only Funster

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    Think you've had an unfortunate trip. The northern Germans are a bit dour but the further south you go the jollier they become and in lots of ways I prefer touring Germany to touring France.
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    The Poles make the Germans look like a comedy club.
    A German joke may be no laughing matter, but the Poles don't have any jokes.
  4. Xan

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    Don't get me wrong we loved Germany and the trip. In fact I work for a German company in the UK and therefore have lots of German colleagues - all of which are prefectly nice to work with.

    In their natural habitat, and I guess I am also talking about older Germans, not so pleasant at all.
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    Xan, just a question, do you speak German?
  6. Xan

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    Not fluent, but I can get by with purchasing and basic pleasantries. I did always make an effort.
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    what we learned on our first european

    Sorry Xan but you are talking an absolute load of ...... (rubbish)
    Germany is a great country to visit and everything does work not just run by immigrants.
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  8. Peter & Elaine

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    We spent 5 days around Baden Baden 3 years back and apart from a couple of grumps never had a problem and we don't speak any German and same again for 3 days in colne found them pleasant and helpful
    As for no sense of humor far from it we enjoyed Germany and will definitely be going back
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    I worked in Germany for a year and travelled all over. Found the 'Northern' folk a bit dour and the 'Southern' people quite European. I did however, have a really awful row in a roadside cafe, with four over 60ish chaps, about Thatcher, The Belgrano, Coventry and Dresden! Most of which was in the local vernacular with the odd F word thrown in for good measure. :Eek!:
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  10. Chris

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    I have only been to Germany once. It was a boxing tour in my late teens.

    We had a great time in Celle, Hanover and Hamburg.

    The local girls seemed friendly enough:BigGrin:
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    Whenever we visit Germany I am reminded that they always thought that they were better than us. Sad to say, they are.

    Our litter problems are all about the fact that too many people just chuck stuff out of their car windows and it does not get picked up often enough.

    In Germany they don't chuck it out of the window in the first place so they don't have to pay somebody to pick it up.
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    Of corse you could always go some where else...Me, I love Germany and the German people and will be going to the wine festivals again this
    August/September :Cool: can't wait

    Keith
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    I did a two week tour of Germany by train in 1991.
    very efficient and very cheap compared to rip-off rail in this country.

    starting in Düsseldorf then Hanover, Magdeburg and on to Berlin and then south, Liepzig, Chemnitz, Zwickau, Dresden and got as far as Bad Schandau near the Czech border in the Sächsische Schweiz district of Saxony.

    met different people every day and never had a problem with the 'locals' or language at all....and my German is poor.

    the Germans DO have a sense of humour....its just different to ours and can be seen as something it isnt.
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    so you picked the best topics of conversation then...:Laughing:
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    ich fart am Duetchland uber and unter und es ist zere gut
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    I take it by some of the comments that the replies were made immediately after reading the initial post. I'm glad people have had wholly positive experiences.
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    I started the convo by talking about football. You know, the old common denominator :thumb:
    It kinda went downhill from there.......
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  18. pappajohn

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    that didnt look right so put it in Bablefish translater...

    I fart on the Duetchland above and below and zere it is good :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    I travelled Germany from top to bottom and its very good there.

    Ich Reise Deutschland von oben nach unten und sien sehr gut dort
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    Ich fahre die ganze Deutschland, und es ist sehr gut. Stimmt?

    Craig
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    Hmm !!! two world wars and ONE WORLD CUP.

    some folks just cant help themselves :Rofl1::Rofl1:
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