Different Little Observations

Here is a little list of things that I've noticed about German culture:
  • Elderly people (like 75+) riding bicycles all over the city.
  • Cloth seats in BMWs and Mercedes.
  • No matter what age, people are generally very tidy.
  • When at a cafe, people clean up after themselves by sweeping the crumbs that may have fallen on the table on to their saucers and bring their dirty dishes to the counter.
  • Separate duvet covers. I guess this is so no one is stealing the blankets from the other person!
  • Traffic lights go to yellow at any change. Yellow to red, and yellow to green. When driving a manual car, I have noticed that this transition really helps!
  • Much of Germany was destroyed during WWII. When they rebuilt the cities, they kept the original look instead of tearing it all down and making all buildings look more "modern".
  • And of course, the narrow streets!

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