Friday, September 7, 2012

Cross Cultural Cognition.

Hello Gentle Readers!  I've been missing in action for awhile and guess where I turned up? Heidelberg,Germany.

As part of my cheapskate2country World Tour I've noticed some troubling differences between We and They.

1. Diet Coke is called Coke Light.
2. Bottled water is either 'still' or 'with gas'
3.Soda/pop is not as fizzy here.
4.There are virtually no Pepsi products here.
5.The above items do not taste the same as at home.
6.You can buy beer glasses full of beer coloured gummi bears and white gummi bears for the foam on top.
7.Germany is much more civilized than we are.
8. You can buy real beer ANYWHERE. *

I had this great post written in my head last night and now I'm totally blank.

au revoir!

* This may not be troubling for some people.


Anonymous said...

Glad your sense of humor wasn't lost across the miles.
Hope you're having fun and tell us more!

Sarah :)

Rural Revival said...

And have you learned any good German words?

elegancemaison said...

Hello there - was wondering where you'd gone. Though I've also been AWOL from blogging as well. Lucky you in Heidelberg. Though you really must try a to differentiate between France and Germany.

Auf wiedersehen!


Cheyenne said...

I live for information such as this.

Love hearing about your travels. would love, LOVE to hear more. Keep it coming, lady!

annie said...

Thanks for posting that bridge picture. I'm looking at my etching of it now. A friend said to me just the other night, "where is that lovely Canadian Deb?" I felt very very clever telling her of your Euro haunting in Germany. We're you shocked by McBeer? Any bears in those hills ?

annie said...

Euro jaunting...I'm sure you could never be spooky. Did you tidy up the living room before you left?

Anke said...

Heidelberg is such a beautiful city! I hope you're enjoying all the sights, food and drinks. Makes me a little homesick just thinking about it...

Makeminemidcentury said...

Hello favourite Canadian lady!

Where's Sassy? Sozzled in some Spiegelhaus?

I didn't realise you were going to Germany as well as France. Please do some more posts. We all miss you and I, personally, find you wildly amusing no matter what you write!

PS I remember being in Paris in the mid-90s and constantly feeling completely under-dressed and unstylish. Those Parisian women!!

the domestic fringe said...

You just never know where you are going to turn up!

We have a Heidelberg bread company near where I live. They make good bread, but I don't know if it's as good as Germany.

I guess gummy bears are not just for kids, huh!

Hope you are having a blast.

Jody B. Raines said...

Funny, Deb! I'd love to visit Germany--or anywhere. We did get to go to Kentucky last week and it was gorgeous. They have a soft drink there called Ski. It's a lemony soda that's very good.


Jen Kershner said...

Ah, the joys of international travel! I hope you are having a wonderful time.

Anna Bartlett said...

Ah! I've been away too long! Glad you're noticing all the important stuff. One of my best friends is German and I want to go there and see the touristy aircraft hangar with a beach inside it. Have you seen that yet? Drink enough beer and you might believe you have...

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