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!!