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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricHiss1

Ganz witzig :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lindaog

Ganz verrückt ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/livefree1

Danke for sharing! I had a good laugh


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lindaog

Ha, good! Thankfully the blog post turned out more entertaining than the actual experience ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wrigri

Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading through your blog. (I started off just reading through most of the posts tagged "humor" but decided to switch back to all posts... That's when I realized that every post was tagged with "humor" (or "humour")... :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lindaog

Ha ha, I'm a funny woman! Humor or Humour generally gets the most hits so there's method in it. And there are also a lot of people who search for German penis. Or German saunas ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wrigri

Well, I can't say that I understand people's searching habits, even if I happen to work for a company with a popular search engine... I do understand the German Sauna searches, however. German saunas are among my favorite places on the planet, but I enjoy reading reports by people from English-speaking countries who experience them for the first time. (I haven't decided whether people from the US or the UK have a more difficult time getting their heads around the concept.) The place you talk about in Berlin sounds cool, and I may consider going there when I'm in Germany in September, but if you ever find yourself in Munich, you should check out Therme Erding.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lindaog

Funny you should mention that - the guy I went to the sauna with in Berlin raved about it! He went on about Erding all weekend haha! If I'm ever in Munich again, I'll be sure to check it out!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kupci

No idea about people from U.K., but, yup, the sauna is sort of like the idea of soccer in the U.S., before the women started winning, or real coffee before Starbucks popularized / bastardized the idea, and beer, in the bad old days when it was pretty much just bud. (Imagine my astonishment finding out most U.S. beers are made out of corn - is that right? We are under some mass hypnosis, thinking this was great stuff, or we put up with it purely to get drunk.) Anyway, so saunas aren't hugely popular or understood well, people mostly head to the whirlpool, the sauna is that empty room with the electric heater usually avoided. HOWEVER in the far northern reaches of Minnesota and Wisconsin, perhaps because of Finnish immigrants, you can still find some real, saunas, heated with wood, and close to a lake - nothing better than jumping into a hole in a frozen lake. Yes - the freezing water is the most important part of the sauna ritual. In YouTube, search for "maplelag plunge" for one excellent example.. To give another idea of the American viewpoint of a sauna, check out Conan O'Brien's visit to a Korean sauna (youtube again, if avail over there.)

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