View Single Post
Old 03-17-2006, 05:10 AM   #40
pnoman
Just Average
 
pnoman's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Morgantown, WVa
Oddometer: 2,042
Quote:
Originally Posted by clintnz
The monolinguists among us are also very thankful when you euro guys take the time to put up a trip report in english for us
Amen to that! I wish I was fluent in more than one language. So - thanks for translating to English and sharing your great trip with us.

When I was stationed in Germany, I tried very hard to learn as much German as I could, and also the basics for any country we visited (mostly France and Italy). I think the locals appreciate even a good attempt. I never got to the point where I could carry on a comfortable conversation, though.

I heard this one while I was there:

What do you call a person who speaks 2 languages? (Bilingual)
What do you call a person who speaks 3 languages? (Trilingual)
What do you call a person who speaks 1 language? (American)

Great report and great pictures! I remember sitting in a stau (or whatever the Italians call a traffic jam) under that section of covered highway coming through Northern Italy into Austria (near Brenner Pass if I recall correctly). Unfortunately, I was stuck on a bus! What a beautiful area, though!! You Europeans have so many cool places to ride!!

Ride safe.

pnoman
__________________
Retired USAF MSgt - Bandsman & Paralegal
2007 Suzuki Burgman 650
WV Historical Markers Project
My Website - Europe, Alaska, US Bike Rides
www.RidingWV.com

pnoman screwed with this post 03-19-2006 at 06:30 PM Reason: mis-spelled word
pnoman is offline   Reply With Quote