-A reportage in 5 parts about a bicycle tour through Germany – June 2007-
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Pedaling along a river
We rarely ride more than an hour before we settle into the next street café in the next village.
After a long day on the bicycle there is nothing like a good German beer. The Germans not only describe the taste of beer in lyrical terms, they have wonderful words for the sound it makes when you let in run down a thirsty throat.
The barley is not ripe yet.
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Here are a few funny bonbons for fellow expatriates:
Wouldn’t you be intrigued to find out what an ‘Angel Center‘ is ?
In Germany it’s a store where you can buy sport-fishing equipment.
And a ‘Bootshaus‘ – there are many of those along a river – is hardly ever a place where boots are sold but rather a place where boats are housed.
It is quite amazing, things like that would have never occurred to me before.
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— to be continued —
Klaus July 2, 2007