Saturday, August 23, 2008

A Tur igennem Tyksland ... En Trip through Germany

I torsdags, vi kørte mere en 1000 kilometre fra København til Køln, Tyksland. Jeg var meget spændt at kigge ud mit vindue til landet af Tyksland, men min opstemthed forsvindet når indså jeg nord og centrum Tyksland ligesom Texas!! Dog, nærer vi kom til Køln, den mere Tyksland kiggede hvor jeg forestillede mig--storre grønne bakker fuld med hyggelige små huse hvilken ladede til at være fra en eventyr.

On Thursday we drove more than 1000 kilometers from Copenhagen to Cologne, Germany. I was so excited to look out my window at the country of Germany, but my excitement disappeared when I realized that north and central Germany looks like Texas!! However, the closer we came to Cologne, the more Germany looked how I imagined --big green hills filled with cozy little houses which seemed to be from a fairy tale.

Jeg var overrasket at se vindmøller i Tyksland ... I was suprised to see windmills in Germany


Velkommen til dit hotel i Køln, Frau Nørgaard ... Welcome to your hotel in Cologne, Mrs. Nørgaard


Udsigten fra vores hotel vindue ... The view from our hotel window


Kølns "Strøget" med mange butikker vi har ikke i Danmark... Cologne´s Shopping Streets with many shops we don´t have in Denmark


Tyksland er på samme måde som Fransk fordi ALLE toileterne koster .50£ at bruge (og tit har Penge Maskine i badeværelset hvis du har brug for euros!) og ALTING er på tyks uden engelsk oversættelse. Også, i Danmark, jeg ALTID har mennesker i butiken og restauranter som taler engelsk med mig når de indser jeg taler engelsk, men i Tyksland, de kender TO ORD--"NO ENGLISH". .... Germany is the same as France because ALL the toilets cost .50euro to use (and often they have ATMs in the bathroom if you need euros!) and EVERYTHING is in German without English translations. Also, in Denmark, I ALWAYS have people in stores and restaurants who speak English with me when they realize I speak English, but in Germany, they know TWO WORDS-- "NO ENGLISH".






Min næste blog skal være om Køln, en hyggelig og dejlig by og om den Dom Kirke, den mest utrolig forbløffende kirke. My next blog will be about Cologne, a cozy and neat little town and about the Cologne Cathedral, the most absolutely amazing church!

5 comments:

Nichole said...

The view from your hotel was lovely!
The secret to free toilets around the world is just look for those golden arches. I don't do McDonald's but when traveling in a country without the free toilets, I'm always so happy to see a McDonalds. :)

the writer said...

ATM in the toilets?

Does it mean you can pee and withdraw money at the same time? *grins*

HOLMES said...

They used to have pay toilets in Town East mall. They were ten cents to use.

I can think of some folks at Lowery who ought to be paying the entire staff for some of the damage they've done in the faculty restroom.

American in Norway said...

You have a really ROUGH life girl! Here's Wishing in I was in Tyskland!

NotQuiteDanish said...

The English bit surprised me about Germany. I guess we are spoiled here in Denmark because English is pretty much the second language. I really thought it would be the same in Germany. And yes, how weird having to pay for the joy of going to the loo. I still laugh at that.