“Travels to a Different Time” : 14August1975: Strasbourg, France: Swindler of Canadian Taxpayers

A great sleep then a hot shower. A most unpleasant “stinking hot” day. Got a lift from a Frenchman who was working as a bartender at the Canadian armed forces base in Lahr. We stopped at his flat in Strasbourg which was littered with “hot merchandise” stolen from the base. Booze, cigarettes (cartons of them)Continue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 14August1975: Strasbourg, France: Swindler of Canadian Taxpayers”

“Travels to a Different Time” : 13August1975: Lahr, Germany: Meeting up with Fritz

Up for a continental breakfast. Not sure how many more of those I can take. Off to the autobahn via a tram and stupid me forgot to buy a ticket. I thought the conductor would come and take payment. Well “control” came and bawled me out in a nasty voice and threatened to confiscate myContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 13August1975: Lahr, Germany: Meeting up with Fritz”

“Travels to a Different Time” : 19August1973: Getting Stared at by the Provincials in Bonn and Ending up in Philadelphia

Woke up in the hospital with all limbs intact. Tidied up and Michael arrived and Heidi shortly after with some breakfast. Heidi had to be in surgery in another hospital some 4 kms away so we drove her there. Michael took me on a tour of Bonn and after we met Heidi for lunch atContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 19August1973: Getting Stared at by the Provincials in Bonn and Ending up in Philadelphia”

“Travels to a Different Time” : 17August1973: Heidelberg, Germany: The German Militaristic Character? Getting Thrown Out of a Bar

Up early to avoid the rush of the bright eyed and bushy tailed Europe on $5 and $ 10 a Day crowd. I get bad vibrations from this place. They seem obsessed with order and precision at this youth hostel. I feel like I am in military barracks and somewhat like a caged animal. ButContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 17August1973: Heidelberg, Germany: The German Militaristic Character? Getting Thrown Out of a Bar”

“Travels to a Different Time”: 16August1973: Sinsheim and Heidelberg, Germany: Lots of Beer and Food at Sinsheim

Up at 9 to bread, honey and coffee for my German friends and lemonade for me. Three hours on the road and we were in Sinsheim where most of them lived. We had a big meal of sausage and potatoes with beer. Germans drink gallons of it! We went to the family brewery for aContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time”: 16August1973: Sinsheim and Heidelberg, Germany: Lots of Beer and Food at Sinsheim”

“Travels to a Different Time” :August 4, 1971; Bled, Yugoslavia: Greasy Eats and Food Flies in Anger!

Out for dinner of greasy stuffed green peppers. Mom lit up a cancer stick so I didn’t talk to her for awhile and she took a tantrum and said, “All right Robert if you continue to be such a child I will leave you the money and go home.” Who is the child here? ThenContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” :August 4, 1971; Bled, Yugoslavia: Greasy Eats and Food Flies in Anger!”

Tough Year for German Tourism

Press Release German National Tourist Board looks at 2021 as a transition year for incoming tourism Incoming for 2020 as expected with strong losses compared to previous year – further growing readiness to travel opens up chances for first recovery approaches for 2021 Toronto, March 8, 2020 – 2021 will be a transition year forContinue reading “Tough Year for German Tourism”