I was doing so well, I was blending in, I was being mistaken for being German.
And then I fell to an elemental mistake…
I’d booked my tickets online in advance and printed them at home. The tickets were all in German so that wouldn’t be the give-away. All you have to do is present your identification, in this case the credit card they were booked on.
And that’s where my cover was blown. I’d forgotten across the front of my credit card, in very big, very obvious letters, even larger than the MasterCard logo is the name “Amazon.co.uk”. Not “Amazon.de” not “Amazon.com” but quite clearly ein Engländer.