Notes about Germans

Trip Start Jun 06, 2009
Trip End Aug 31, 2009

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

-Bavarian Meat Loaf=Spam

-Bees Everywhere: I don't know why, all three of the cities I was in, I was getting attacked by bees.  I think they're the sweat bee variety.  Not sure why.  It wasn't only me either, they were everywhere either with trash or sugar or without. 

-Subway Sandwich: I ordered a chicken something sandwich at a subway train station and told the guy I didn't want it heated up.  He kept trying to put the sandwich in the oven and I kept saying NO.  His English was bad and my German was worse.  He finally said that they are required to put it in the oven for health reasons.  It must be a German thing.  Not too sure 60 seconds of warming up will kill all the bad stuff.  Who knows though!

-BMW's and Benz's:  All you see on the roads in Germany are German cars.  They sure do have the monopoly on the market there.  I think the US is the only big country I can think of that isn't dominated by 90% its own domestic cars.  China, Japan, Korea, and now Germany all mainly only have their own built cars on the roads. 

Turkish Kebab Guys= Bad Math: These guys can't add or subtract simple math when handing back change.  Good for me!

-I've been riding in and out of a lot of countries on the rail system and have only encountered a few countries where they have passport/cops checking passports. Czech, France(Leaving), and Spain.

The sport of powerwalking: Since Berlin was hosting the World Championships in Track & Field, there was a powerwalking event in the main square that I watched for a bit.  In my opinion, these people look ridiculous!  I think there is some kind of rule stating that you have to keep one foot on the ground at all times or you are considered running.  I don't get it.  I'm sure it is hard to do, but I would be embarrassed if I was a pro-powerwalker.  I would choose another sport pronto!  The Olympics should drop this sport and pick something else.

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