I was on a business trip for my company help setup a logistics warehouse in Frankfurt, Germany. First time in Europe, I took a flight from San Francisco to JFK I believe and from there to London then to Frankfurt Germany, it was along flight. Since I have a week end in Germany and had a friend in Poland I’ve decided to take a drive there. I asked another co-worker to go with me. We took my rental car it’s the newest model Volvo during the the time with, this car equiped with turbo charge and onstar system, it has heated leather seat as well, and folding mirror to squueze through small narrow road.
After having breakfast at the Hyatt Hotel in Frankfurt Germany, we planned our trip to Amsterdam basically taking the “autobahn” and follow the sign to Amsterdam Netherlands. The “autobahn” was not a highway or freeway that I’ve ever seen in USA, basically you drive on the right lane, left lane are for passing unless you go over 100 miles per hour. I max my speed on the Volvo to 117 mph, it was scary cause you can never drive this fast in the US. If there’s an accident here, I think the survival ratio would be low.
One thing I notice about radio station in Germany is, the host talks in English but most if not all the songs they play are in English, maybe just the radio I select it’s kind of strange. The drive probably was close to 4 hours or less. The view on both side of the road are nice, I can many castles, it was beautiful.
A couple of hours later I left Germany country, and enter into Netherlands. There appear to be speed limit here that I didn’t pay attention, maybe because the sign was in Deutch or other language, I did recall seeing a picture or sign with a camera. Well, it turn out to be there was a speed limit, as a result when I was back home in the USA a couple weeks later I received a speeding ticket all the way from Netherlands Europe, in the end my friend from Poland had to pay for me. If I don’t pay for it, maybe the European government won’t let me back into the country 🙂
Lock up your car, empty the glove compartment and leave the glove compartment open, do not leave anything in the car that is visible, it was the recommendation of my friend in Poland to prevent car jack. We went to a few bar, river boat ride, visit a few museum, park, got tired and finished up the day at a Vietnamese restaurant. After that took friend home and took long drive home back to hotel.