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Old 24-07-2013, 17:39   #1 (permalink)
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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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Old 24-07-2013, 18:06   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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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?
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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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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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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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