Yes – back in Germany. It was funny to cross the border after one month. The first thing I did was to accelerate to 200 km/h (125 mph) on the autobahn . I like the German autobahn, it makes me feel home and driving produces enough adrenaline to save the rollercoaster. Anyway, some random facts:
- time to go from Liege to Berlin (688 km/430 miles): 5:30 hrs
- average fuel consumption: 7.9 l/100km
- average speed on the autobahn: 160-190 km/h (100-120 mph)
- top speed: 233 km/h (146 mph, downhill – yes, my speedo stops at 220, but I have a GPS )
- travel time from Berlin to Chemnitz (262 km/164 miles): 1:55 hrs
- total distance this month: approximately 2500 km / 1560 miles
- # of loonies who wanted to go faster than me: some
- # of policecars I chased with 220 km/h (137 mph): 1
- # of emergency breaks where I lost 2mm rubber from my tires: 1 (behind the chased policecar in a cloud of burned rubber from them)
- # of trucks passing each other incredibly slowly: infinite
- # of 120 speed limits I ignored because it seemed so slow: 2
- # of car breakdowns: 0 (yeah, my Celica rules)
So my Europe roundtrip is finished and everything went fine. My visit at the US embassy seemed also successfull, so I’ll hit the states soon. Ah, and I have to say that Berlin seems to be a very nice city! The centre is nice and most girls are just georgeous – and speak German .
Update: some pictures from Berlin are here!