So, not good bye but most definitely “until we meet again”.
We left the UK on 1st April 2006 for Germany and now we leave Germany on 25th June 2006 for Poland, the next leg of our jaunt. That makes it a little under three months (86 days to be precise) in this wonderful country which is in fact quite similar to England after all. Even though we play better football.
We’ve met lots of lovely people, seen some fascinating sights and had such a marvellous time that it has been a major feat for wifey to get me away from here. Without question, when we decide to stop travelling this is the country (so far!) that I’ll feel comfortable to move to permanently.
Good people, better weather, great food/drink (and they sure have made inroads into vegetarian cuisine in the last decade or so) and of course lots of tolerance, which through our various ramblings you may now begin to see.
However, my most lasting memory will be the generosity of our family and friends who have looked after us so well and guaranteed that we had such a brilliant time. So thank you all, to my aunts (and uncle) in Bielefeld and Berlin, to my cousins (and their husbands) in Berlin and especially to our dear friends in Hamburg- you have truly demonstrated the true spirit of the Deutscher Volk and we shall never forget it.
Until the next time, “Moin” Germany, it’s been a blast.