Speak Russian in Germany!
There was an amusing episode when we have been walking along the centre of the city in Saturday evening. Streets were almost empty, it was getting dark and a few people could be hardly found around us when we turned home.
Suddenly a young woman came to us and started speak German trying to ask something.
We don't understand and speak German and as usual in such cases I tell "Speak English, please!" The woman tried to speak bad English - she asked where the railway station was. But after a few phrases I understand that she was a Russian speaking person. We laughed at each other because nobody was around us besides us - the three Russians in this German city.
Since then when anybody in Germany asks me about something in German I usually say "Speak English or speak Russian, please".
Local inhabitant - Wuppertal-man
When walking along Zentrum of the city we found a very touching sculpture devoted to a Wuppertal-man who lived there long ago and used to sit at the square for a long time so that everybody knew him and he became a landmark of the city.
In memory of this local person (with no name) the simple bronze figure was erected on the place where he used to spend his time…
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