It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

In My Town ...

In my town they advise that you should have your windows open for a certain period of time every day.  They even recommend how many minutes per day per month you should have them open.  Yet this is a country where they think that sitting in a draft is seriously dangerous to your health.


  1. I'm so glad you found this poster!
    The German obsession with fresh air paired with the German fear of drafts is one of the biggest mysteries of life.

  2. This is utterly baffling to me. Is there a ministry of compliance that stands there with a ruler and a timer in your yard?

  3. Gina - I don't get it either. That said, I have my bedroom windows open 24/7 so I think I won't get his by the fresh air police.
    Beth - I thought you hadn't been to Germany? How do you know about the official people that watch us ALL THE TIME?

  4. Oh, but I have been to Germany! Someday you'll have to have Jeff tell you the story about the lightbulb in the hotel in Nordlingen. You'll need your Depends for this one.

  5. I seriously need to hear that story!


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