Friday, 17 April 2009
Pisched tours loves you, your my best mate
If this was Britain the company would have been shut down by now (and the Daily Mail and Express would have launched campaigns to have the proprietor flogged).
If this was Britain it would all end in A&E
If this was Britain the Health and Safety Executive would have stopped it long ago.
But, here in Bavaria, they have no problem with people drinking (partly because, on the whole, the locals don’t appear to have too much of a problem with drink. They might drink a lot, and be in possession of what would constitute a lethal weapon – if you have ever picked up a glass stein you would know what I mean! – but you don’t see people slumped in doorways or passed out in pools of their own vomit)
Consequently, they have no problem with a walking tour that starts in a beer hall, proceeds to a brewery to sample more beer, and then ends in the Hofbrauhaus.
In reality, I didn’t feel that drunk by the time I got back to the hotel, but then we were a quiet tour...