Are Germans sausage-obsessed sticklers for efficiency? Are the French rude cheese-eaters? Are the English a nation of reserved, tea-drinking, perpetually damp people? Join a New Zealander and a British-immigrant-to-New Zealand’s voyage of discovery…
(Well, actually, it was a train ride of discovery. Many train rides. Through Europe. It was awesome.)
European Stereotype #1:
It’s always raining in England – BUSTED!
The rest of time it was glorious – so glorious that the New Zealander complained it was too hot. He’s been telling everyone ever since that England is warmer and sunnier than New Zealand, so there you go.
Ruuule Britannia… Britannia rule the waves…
European Stereotype #2:
Germans are a little too into sausages –CONFIRMED!
It was inevitable that I’d eat at least one sausage in Germany, as I’d already promised to try currywurst*, but…
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