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    Pravit ist nach Deutschland gereist

    [quote]So Pravit, wie geht es dir in Deutschland? Hast du einige Tips f

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    Pravit, could you please tell the same (and more) in English or Russian? I'm very interested in German culture.

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    Spezi ist Cola mit Fanta.
    and who said the Germans had no sophistication?

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    Yeah, it was my first time in Europe. Indra, I'd be happy to translate it, but my 'tips' aren't exactly insightful observations of German culture or anything, they're mainly things that Americans will notice when traveling in Europe for the first time.

    Also, I don't know why I said "in morgens." I must have been tired. Scratch the "in."

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    * The drinks are small and expensive. There aren't any free refills here, so you shouldn't drink too quickly if you want to have something to drink with your food. If you don't want such a small drink, you have to say you want a large one, for example "a large Coke please"(a "large drink" in Germany is a normal sized drink in the US). It's often cheaper to have a beer instead of a soft drink.

    * Apfelschorle is club soda with apple juice. Spezi is Coke with Fanta.

    * German doors work a little different from American ones. You have to pull the door, turn the key either left or right, then push the door. I had a lot of problems myself with doors at first, when I arrived dead tired at the hotel.
    EDIT: You can also just keep turning the key either right or left until it opens, but that's cheating.

    * It's already well-known but I'll repeat it: If you order a water in a restaurant, you get club soda(and you have to pay for it, of course).

    * Germans knock on tables when they clap(if they are sitting at one).

    * Everything is much more expensive than in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waxwing
    And here comes the German VendingMachine ... wtf?? German doors are the best!!!
    Zere haff been times vhen I vanted to go to Stavropol and haff a vee vord viz you, Genosse Vaxving, but it hass alvays been your wunderschoen sense of humour zat hass saved your Arsch from eine ordentliche Tracht Pruegel. Same on zis occasion - I applaude yer grossartig sense of humour.
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    Es gibt "free refills" in "kentucky fried chicken".

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    We don't pay for water in restaurants in England, though in some places they might try to bring you bottled water and then you would have to pay. Asking for tap water in most cases will not incur a charge.

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    Asking for tap water in a German restaurant will earn you irritated glances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ
    We don't pay for water in restaurants in England, though in some places they might try to bring you bottled water and then you would have to pay. Asking for tap water in most cases will not incur a charge.
    A friend of mine once got kicked out for asking for tap water in a restaurant on the Welsh border. The doorman swore at her in Welsh but she was able to answer in kind because she had gone to primary school in Wales.
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    Guten Tag geehrte Damen und Herren. Jetzt sitze ich vor dem Computer in Rheinberg in der Ruhrgebiet, und schreibe ein Interview. Gl
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    Das Klopfen auf den Tisch an Stelle von Klatschen kommt aus den Universit

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    Pravit,

    I'm going to germany soon, too. Thanks for the tips. But what did you mean by the 'germans clapping at the table'?

    I'm glad to know that the U-Bahn in Berlin is einfach, because I haev a map of it and it looks quite complicated. Is it easy to transfer between different trains?

    What museums/attractions did you go to? I only have 3 days in Berlin and I don't want to waste time at a boring place when there might be something better round the corner.

    Did you go to any other cities besides Berlin?
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    Re: Pravit ist nach Deutschland gereist

    Hi,

    [quote=Pravit]
    * Deutsche T

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    Don't know what kind of doors your hotel had, in general doors are doors, Germany or US.
    Perhaps my hotel had a special type of door. At any rate, for the person asking how American doors work, you just put in the key, turn it to the left, and it unlocks. You then turn the handle and open it. The handle-less doors in both hotels in Germany I stayed in required you to put in the key, pull the thing for pulling, turn it a bit to the left or right(depended on the door), then push it open. I have never encountered that sort of door in the US.

    Normally not, depends, see other replies.
    Replies noted. It was certainly a bit strange the first time I saw it.

    I'm glad to know that the U-Bahn in Berlin is einfach, because I haev a map of it and it looks quite complicated. Is it easy to transfer between different trains?
    Yes. There are signs all over the place to get you where you need to go, and even if you take a little long, trains come almost every 5 minutes, so it's no big deal.

    What museums/attractions did you go to? I only have 3 days in Berlin and I don't want to waste time at a boring place when there might be something better round the corner.
    Perhaps you've already gone. But anyhow, just go to Unter den Linden, Brandenburger Tor, Reichstag, etc. etc., everything's there.There are lots of museums and it'd be best to pick to your taste.

    I also went to Bonn and K

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    blame Canada

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    Ich fand die Reise einfach wunderbar. Es war echt wie ein "once in a lifetime opportunity". Man hat jeden Tag die Mцglichkeit bekommen, viel ьber Deutschland und seine Einwohner zu lernen, und gleichzeitig konnte man viel Spass haben. Die Reise war sehr gut geplannt, und man merkte, dass der PAD wusste, wie er uns so viel wie mцglich beibringen konnte.

    Unsere Reiseleteiter hatten keine Probleme mit Alkohol (Gott sei dank), aber es war ziemlich lustig zu sehen, wenn vier Mдdchen aus Albaninen, mit Angst fьr Hunde, einen Hund im Hotel passieren sollten. Der Hund lag ungefдr zwei Meter weg von dem Ingang. Nach einer Halben Stunde gelang es ihnen zwei Mдnner zu ьberzeugen, Stьhle vor den Hund zu stellen. Und dann wдhrend die Mдnner die Stuhle wachteten liefen sie zu ihren Zimmern. Die Idйe jemand zu fragen, ьber den Hund zu erfernen kamen sie nie hinter...

    Meine Gruppe war sehr prall, mit Leuten von, unter anderen Lдndern, Indonesien, Tunisien, Brasilien und Bulgarien. Eine sehr interessante Mischung, und ich lernte viel ьber die Kultur in diesen Lдndern. Woher kamen die Leute in deiner Gruppe, und wie viele wart ihr?
    Es gab ein Mдdchen aus Schweden in meiner Gruppe und noch zwei insgesamt. Gab es viele aus den USA auf deiner Reise?

    Der Aufsatz ja.. Ich schreibe ihn jetzt und ich muss ihn Morgen schicken. Das bedeutet, dass ich mich beeilen muss, und gar nicht Zeit habe hier zu schreiben
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    Well...

    But i just can't understand it...

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