29 September 2006

Just Got Back From Germany

Today, well yesterday now. It was fun tiring and informative, it was also work so I didn't have to pay for it. But let me tell you about some of the random things I have learnt, relearnt or been reminded of over the last two days.
  • St Barbara is the patron saint of armourers
  • Bavarian food is rather better than I had assumed it would be.
  • Dachau is almost a suburb of Munich
  • I learnt how to programme the sat nav system in a VW people carrier from a standing start that was in German without the aid of instructions or the back seat navigators sat in the back of the van.
  • I may have forgotten most of my schoolgirl German but I had more of the language than any of my British based colleagues with me.
  • Abfall is the German for rubbish or litter.
  • I remembered that the Germans do have a sense of humour and a funny one at that.
  • German TV leaves a lot to be desired.
  • South Park in German is wrong.
  • Bavaria is beautiful and has lots of churches.


  1. You didn't happen to wander around the Wies'n while you were there?

    Dachau is a nice place but I would not consider it a suburb of Munich... It does have a lot of good pubs and Chinese restaurants. Just a shame that all it's remembered for is the KL.

    I kinda miss Germany...

  2. At least you didn't mention the war. I mentioned it once but I think I might have got away with it.

  3. Just so long as you didn't try the "delicacy" that isn't, the raw sausage meat. Andy & I are STILL ill. We went to Munich over a year ago.

  4. Graeme no we didn't get a chance it was almost a straight in and out. We stopped at a place called Schrobenhausen and only saw quite a bit of the countryside on the way back as we didn't know the diverted routes out.

    Selina - Nope we were very good.

    Charlee - Didn't have any sausage at all :(