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(Mother Nature Network)   You know you're living in a laid-back village when they install speed bumps to stop visitors from walking too fast   ( mnn.com) divider line
    More: Amusing, World Heritage Site, speed bumps, pedestrian speed bumps, The Pedestrian, Tourism, China, Traffic, English Heritage  
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2017-05-19 01:29:39 AM  
must be German tourists
 
2017-05-19 04:46:50 AM  

J Noble Daggett: must be German tourists


I was at an all-inclusive in Haiti, and asked one of the guy working here (who has worked all around the world) which tourists were the worst. Without hesitation, he told me : the Russians and the Germans.
Germans as tourists are really hated everywhere.
 
2017-05-19 04:51:21 AM  

padraig: J Noble Daggett: must be German tourists

I was at an all-inclusive in Haiti, and asked one of the guy working here (who has worked all around the world) which tourists were the worst. Without hesitation, he told me : the Russians and the Germans.
Germans as tourists are really hated everywhere.


I did nazi that coming.
 
2017-05-19 05:10:17 AM  
As a German tourist, I agree.

Camera wielding, fast moving, yup, that's me. I have 5 more temples lined up today and I'm on a tight shedule, get out of my way you herd of slow moving obstacles.

/On the bright side, I'm not wearing sandals and socks
//Or reserving a spot with a towel
 
2017-05-19 05:50:58 AM  
Do the police there spend an inordinate amount of time chasing swans, too?

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2017-05-19 05:51:45 AM  
Sounds more reasonable that it's to stop people slipping and falling in wet weather, or to deter vehicles or force bicycles to the side. But hey, the Daily Mail reported it, so it's local government gone mad.
 
2017-05-19 05:52:08 AM  
I gave this place one star only because you can't give zero stars. I had 27 minutes scheduled to check this place out and what do I run into? Speed bumps on the friggin walking path! WTF? I didn't see them as I jogged up and I tripped on the first row. I dropped my selfie stick and ripped my Bermuda shorts. Will never go back. Do not recommend.
 
2017-05-19 05:57:33 AM  

lucksi: As a German tourist, I agree.

Camera wielding, fast moving, yup, that's me. I have 5 more temples lined up today and I'm on a tight shedule, get out of my way you herd of slow moving obstacles.

/On the bright side, I'm not wearing sandals and socks
//Or reserving a spot with a towel


Depends on the Germans of course.  Quite a bit of variation amongst the states.
 
2017-05-19 06:11:53 AM  

padraig: J Noble Daggett: must be German tourists

I was at an all-inclusive in Haiti, and asked one of the guy working here (who has worked all around the world) which tourists were the worst. Without hesitation, he told me : the Russians and the Germans.
Germans as tourists are really hated everywhere.


In truth I wasn't hating on rude Germans but making a clumsy reference to them on hiking trails, especially those with lots of scenic beauty. Always racing through.
 
2017-05-19 06:16:33 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Do the police there spend an inordinate amount of time chasing swans, too?

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What is happening here?
 
2017-05-19 06:17:18 AM  
Never mind
 
2017-05-19 06:24:27 AM  
They must really hate the handicapped differently-abled.
 
2017-05-19 06:28:43 AM  

J Noble Daggett: padraig: J Noble Daggett: must be German tourists

I was at an all-inclusive in Haiti, and asked one of the guy working here (who has worked all around the world) which tourists were the worst. Without hesitation, he told me : the Russians and the Germans.
Germans as tourists are really hated everywhere.

In truth I wasn't hating on rude Germans but making a clumsy reference to them on hiking trails, especially those with lots of scenic beauty. Always racing through.


This is described in the travel guide as a 2 hour walk; we must beat that time.

/marching is in our blood
 
2017-05-19 06:31:20 AM  
As a person who is at times poked at for their walking speed I see those "speed bumps" as steps upward.  You're not supposed to use those when descending the slope.

/hope nobody was triggered
//no i really don't give a crap
 
2017-05-19 06:49:51 AM  
Just walk to the side of them
 
2017-05-19 07:17:38 AM  
Really seems like they'd be more an invitation to break an ankle than anything.  Of course, that WOULD slow you down quite a bit, so mission accomplished I guess?
 
2017-05-19 07:43:29 AM  
They're to stop people slipping on the hill. The clue is in the only source quoted (Mail Online).
 
2017-05-19 07:48:23 AM  
Huh. I'd walk on the side, at my own pace, which is usually brisk, but when I'm on holidays, I match my pace to my wife, so... not so brisk.
I mean, who the fark would walk over those hurdles if they could just slip past them. They're bloody trip hazards.
 
2017-05-19 07:59:44 AM  
A uptight village, subby.
 
2017-05-19 08:23:32 AM  

J Noble Daggett: In truth I wasn't hating on rude Germans but making a clumsy reference to them on hiking trails, especially those with lots of scenic beauty. Always racing through.


I'm not from Germany but my family, on both sides, is German.  I do quite a bit of hiking and I'm typically flying through there as fast as I'm able.  I thought that was because I usually have other things to do as well that day.  I guess it turns out I'm just genetically predisposed.
 
2017-05-19 08:42:44 AM  
How did this get to be about German tourists trying to go too fast and away from east Asian ones continually standing in large, traffic-blocking clumps that keep anyone from seeing anything?
 
2017-05-19 08:44:05 AM  
Well, New York sure could use some speedbumps on the sidewalks.
 
2017-05-19 08:52:12 AM  
"we call this stretch of walkway "The ankle breaker"
 
2017-05-19 08:59:25 AM  
And then Granny tripped, fell down the mountain, and died. The End.
 
2017-05-19 11:55:54 AM  
Isn't it more likely to keep bicyclists, motorcyclists and drivers off it?... or at least going slow?
 
2017-05-19 05:28:42 PM  

Jesus McSordid: Huh. I'd walk on the side, at my own pace, which is usually brisk, but when I'm on holidays, I match my pace to my wife, so... not so brisk.
I mean, who the fark would walk over those hurdles if they could just slip past them. They're bloody trip hazards.


When I was married I used to do the same thing. Problem was is that I can't walk that fast. She is 5'2" and, yes I checked, took two steps for every one of mine. A borked up spine will do that to you. I actually think her walking pace was on par with her jogging pace. Only thing different was the form...
 
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