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Hodgepodge

This is a random collection of fun things from my European tour that I haven't already mentioned.

This semi caught my eye on the way to Florence. Truck drivers in many European countries are not allowed to drive on Sundays or holidays (or even the whole weekend). They just have to stop and park until the ban is off. This driver apparently ran out of clean clothes.

Laundry truck



McDonald's and Burger King are all over Europe, but the menus are modified to fit the local tastes. I'm still not sure if this breakfast sandwich in Innsbruck looks good, or like something covered in bugs. Note how the menu is partially in English. We saw that a lot, whether the English made sense or not.

Good morning, Innsbruck



Mmm, nothing says pizza like an American gangster.

Pizza speakeasy in Innsbruck



No refrigerator for your kiosk? No problem. Just stream cold water over the drinks all day long. Seems wasteful, but I can't decide if I want the water to be recycled or not.

Water cooler



This shop window cracked me up. “Um, excuse me. Where's the door?”

How do I get in?



Want an easy, memorable web address? Try this one.

Anyone have a pen?



The cars in Europe were noticably different. Until we reached England, they were mostly small hatchbacks or station wagons, and even the American makes were usually models we don't have in the US. My youngest dubbed this Fiat Panda the “fat panda”.

Fat Panda



Saw this in an antique/junk store window in Lucerne.

I'm going kuckuck



This poor person was on the third floor of a building in Lucerne that must have had a tight staircase and no elevator.

I hope this wasn't an emergency



The EMT might want to check the patient's blood pressure...



And finally, even on a trip to Europe, we couldn't escape the Bella, Edward, Jacob love triangle.

Are they sexier in German?



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