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04 August 2006

Even a German Tourist...

In a Daily Mail article about sardine-like conditions on a beach in China swarmed by 200,000 bathers (in contrast to the beach just 50 yards from me right now which is completely empty of bathers due to the estimated 200,000,000 greenhead flies), the beach was described as "so packed that even a German tourist would be unable to put his towel down to claim a spot." Is this phrase grounded in a stereotype of the German tourist as particularly aggressive, or ubiquitous, or what?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure that going to a beach in China on vacation is not dissimiliar to being surrounded by greenhead flies (or would it be yellowhead flies)? Is that politically incorrect?

August 04, 2006 8:31 PM  
Blogger ziel said...

Is that politically incorrect? I think so.

Unless they're armed with acid-tipped needles and randomly stick you with them once every 3 to 5 seconds, I'll take the Asian beachgoers.

August 04, 2006 8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

somehow China doesn´t evokes images of beaches, but the crowdedness is no surprise...

August 05, 2006 10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It´s possibly an allusion to the patience German tourists usually show in crowded Mediterranean beaches.

August 06, 2006 1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

German tourists are known for marking 'their' spot with their towels in the early morning hours, then returning later in the day to claim their turf. Other Euros don't do this strange behavior.

August 14, 2006 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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November 30, 2006 12:29 PM  

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