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Offline Alan

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Brits Abroad
« on: July 30, 2014, 05:00:22 PM »
Surely our German friends here don't hold these views of us Brits featured in Bild......

Drunk, overweight and sunburnt: what the Germans think of holidaying Britons

German newspaper Bild lists the "ailments" that afflict Britons abroad, including a tendency to drink too much and strip off at the slightest opportunity

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/11000748/Drunk-overweight-and-sunburnt-what-the-Germans-think-of-holidaying-Britons.html

OK I may have a little sunburn...

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Re: Brits Abroad
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 06:06:09 PM »
Surely our German friends here don't hold these views of us Brits featured in Bild...

Surely not.  :)
Please bear in mind "Bild" was and is the worst paper in Germany (ever!), it's no miracle these clichés come from there.  >:(

Talking of sunburn, Bild is the equivalent of "The Sun"...  ;)

(Btw, the image of German tourists is probably not much better.)
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Re: Brits Abroad
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 08:46:48 PM »
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the image of German tourists is probably not much better.
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Re: Brits Abroad
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Re: Brits Abroad
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2014, 10:20:23 AM »
Being moderately travelled, I find that pretty much every nation acts as good or as bad as the next whilst on their holibobs. My worst experience was spent listening to a group of blokes from Burnley (sorry Chris! ) bellowing like bulls for about four hours starting at 2am after the clubs kicked out in Corfu in 1997.

 Never once met the English stereotype of a German tourist. Apart from the nudity, of course... ;)
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Re: Brits Abroad
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2014, 10:43:04 AM »
I encountered some of the German 'stereotypes' leaving towels on the pool beds type in Malta.

But the Germans I was with didn't like them either and threw the towels in the pool...of ANOTHER hotel.
Thus disproving the other German 'stereotype' of them having no sense of humour. :)



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Re: Brits Abroad
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2014, 11:56:21 AM »
THIS IS NOT FUNNY AT ALL!!!  >:(





Or maybe I'm being ironic again...  ;D

Next time I'm in UK I'm going to get drunk and nude (again).  :-[
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Re: Brits Abroad
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2014, 11:59:02 AM »
Oh God not again...

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Re: Brits Abroad
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2014, 10:19:05 PM »
Being moderately travelled, I find that pretty much every nation acts as good or as bad as the next whilst on their holibobs. My worst experience was spent listening to a group of blokes from Burnley (sorry Chris! ) bellowing like bulls for about four hours starting at 2am after the clubs kicked out in Corfu in 1997.

 No offence taken Shane ! I once went to watch The Clarets and could only get a ticket amongst the lot you have mentioned and even I felt intimidated and I live in the same town! If I am bored on a weekday I often go into Burnley town center and have a game of "Spot the normal person" to myself ! needless to say I am there a very long while.
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Re: Brits Abroad
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2014, 10:20:39 PM »
Oh and after several years I still can`t get the hang of this "Insert Quote" Thingy

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Re: Brits Abroad
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2014, 08:43:23 AM »
Oh and after several years I still can`t get the hang of this "Insert Quote" Thingy

I fixed it for you.  :)
You don't necessarily need to click on "insert quote", you can also click on "quote" on the post (instead of "reply"). When typing your text, take care that the "/quote" in brackets [] at the end of the quote remains intact!
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Twenty Things You Didn't Know About Germany...
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Re: Brits Abroad
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2015, 11:48:57 AM »
Not too bad, that one, Alan!

Funny thing is it shows a pic from Reutlingen, where I was yesterday (but not in that narrow lane, I know it though...)!



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The world’s narrowest street is in Reutlingen. It is called Spreuerhofstrasse and is 31 cm (one foot) wide at its narrowest point.
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Re: Brits Abroad
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2015, 12:09:46 PM »
Here's another tip for Brits visiting Germany.

If you visit Auschwitz to 'pay your respects' it is not respectful to take 'selfies' wearing a big grin and then post them on your Facebook page.

It makes you a fucking idiot.

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Re: Brits Abroad
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2015, 07:15:20 PM »
Uli thought you would enjoy that!

Rockula I couldn't agree more with you!