How to Spot an American in Europe

Old May 18th, 2015, 03:46 AM
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Let's turn our attention to what others think is a stupid breakfast. (Cold cuts and cheese turn my stomach.) This should be good for another 100 posts.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 04:03 AM
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Let's turn our attention to what others think is a stupid breakfast.

This should be interesting.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 05:33 AM
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Any cereal in chocolate milk.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 05:35 AM
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Beans on toast seems good. Just the sound of it is appealing.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 06:16 AM
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It seems that breakfast is the meal with which people are the least willing to stray from their norm.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 06:40 AM
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I'm not crazy about German breakfasts, but there are always enough choices that I eat more than I do at home. That's good, because a slice of cheese, a Brötchen, and a yogurt will generally hold me for a long time.

I don't understand salami as a breakfast food, though. I always figure I'd have garlic breath all day long, which would be bad if I wanted to kiss anyone.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 07:10 AM
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Mrs Bilbo complains that I will check out of a hotel and then check back in again if by 11am I cannot stop thinking about a German Breakfast, which is wonderful

The two that make me gag are Norweigen aged cheese anbd Japanese salted pear with raw egg.

Neither the French nor the Italians have yet discovered what breakfast is

Picky or what

garlic breath after breakfast, do you not clean your teeth?
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Old May 18th, 2015, 08:03 AM
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If you think cleaning your teeth cures garlic breath, someone needs to sit down and have a talk with you -- from a distance.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 09:36 AM
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The French and Italians can't afford breakfast. Too much Euro debt.

Bavarians offered us cake for breakfast.

Norwegian stinking fish is just wrong. At any time of the day, but breakfast?
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Old May 18th, 2015, 09:39 AM
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Best breakfast in the world : Canada.

Pancakes, bacon and maple syrup.

New England nearly as good but blueberries in the pancakes is too much.

Greek breakfast always seem to be burnt lamb, followed by burnt lamb for lunch and then dinner.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 09:46 AM
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When you read the hotel reviews on Booking.com, the Brits are the most apt to complain about breakfast. The tea is never hot enough, the selection is never up to their standards. When I read this, I know I will like the place.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 09:57 AM
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>>Pancakes, bacon and maple syrup.>New England nearly as good but blueberries in the pancakes is too much.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 10:05 AM
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Sorry, but you don't get beer for "breakfast" in Germany.
What is called a Weisswurst and Wheat beer breakfast in Bavaria is actually more an early lunch. You'd usually have your regular continental breakfast first - after you got up. And the "beer breakfast" at around 10 or 11.
I think I can do any kind of breakfast, as long as there is lots of real coffee - and no hot meals. In fact, most people I know here (including myself) don't even bother about breakfast in the morning but just have one or two mugs of coffee.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 10:17 AM
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And the "beer breakfast" at around 10 or 11.

As long as you don't start drinking early, it is fine.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 10:18 AM
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Agree with Cowboy...just coffee ..
facing a plate of fat ( bacon) first thing in the morning
would make me sick.
French and Italins got it right.
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It's been decades…. but I've never forgotten the man in Sweden who was
having pickled herring (in onion cream sauce) and milk for breakfast!

My genes are Scandinavian but I can't imagine that meal at any time of day.
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I am a big believer in breakfast beer.
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Of course! This explains why, every time I've traveled from one country to another via train in Europe, that the loudest group in the car either spoke German or Italian.

In fact, I saw a group of American college students and became a bit concerned, "Oh, I bet they'll be loud," but it was the drunk Germans that made 6 hours in 1st class like torture.

Also, I've seen plenty of tennis shoes on the locals. But way to keep up the stereotypes.
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Old May 21st, 2015, 11:59 AM
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Everyone has a story about "one time I was in [pick your locale] and encountered the loudest group of [pick your nationality].

For me it was a group of several Brits in a sidewalk cafe in Paris. I was hoping that the French patrons didn't mistake them for Americans.
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Belgians are well behaved.
Always.
But the others.... L'enfer, c'est les autres...
And for us Belgians, we've even more forigners than anybody else's.... Just count : we've 7 billions foreigners, Chinese only 5.5 billions.... Totally dishonest.
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