Oh dear! Germany

Trip Start Mar 02, 2009
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Trip End Apr 02, 2009


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Friday, March 20, 2009

Fri 20th March

Stayed at the Mercure, Colmar, which has been recently refurbished. It was excellent - with added bonus of secure parking so I only had to lug one bag up to the room from the car and back down again this morning. The 'made to fit the boot bags' have been a resounding success and hold stacks (absolutely stacks!). Leaving early this morning, I was in Germany by 9.00am. I know you shouldn't make sweeping generalist statements, especially regarding nations but I cannot find a single lyrical thing to say about Germany. It's just there and uninspiring in my opinion. I think I find it exasperating not being able to ask for even the simplest things in German and the drive to Ludwigsburg (just north of Stuttgart) was through flat countryside in cloudy and cold weather! Anyhow, I have spent the afternoon catching up with my elderly friends (85 and 88 respectively) and attempting to buy them a DAB radio set up to receive the World Service. I tried out my school German and the young chaps in this massive warehouse assured me that was not possible. Now, had this been in France I could have asked whether this is the case for the whole of Germany,or just Ludwigsburg or merely that the shop didn't sell them?. The answer, they said, was to use Internet radio which just isn't go to work for George and Gisella who just recently have mastered DVDs!. Tomorrow I will set off for another warehouse just as a test to see if I get a different answer!
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