Please refresh the page and retry. A new survey has revealed how nationality has a strong bearing on beach habits and corresponding attire — or rather lack of it. The annual report by Expedia, the holiday booking website, exposes the German population as the most likely to go au naturelwith nearly a fifth 17 per cent confessing to going nude on the beach on at least once occasion.
Every time I visit a German-speaking country, I am invariably asked how many German relatives I have. When I explain that alas, my last name is an Ellis Island fabrication and I hail from Russian Jews, my interlocutor wonders why I speak their language on purpose. Then, without fail, some form of this conversation happens:.
Naturist beach at the far end. Security will often come round and tell users that it's naturist and u must remove clothing. The naturist part is frequented by gay guys and girls amongst heterosexuals.
American exceptionalism may have gotten us to the moon and back, but when it comes to actually mooning each other you know, on the beachwe're not exactly world-beaters. Europe, by contrast, is in a completely different league when it comes to shoreline skinny-dipping. Maybe it's their permissive attitude toward public nudity.
First, the German national football team played what will perhaps go down in history as one of the craziest World Cup games ever. Today, they take on Argentina, and whether or not they win, playing in the World Cup finals is definitely something to brag about. But that's not all.
After that I began reviewing posts the Berlin groups area on an almost daily basis and discovered a small group heading to the northern Germany where it meets the Baltic sea. We arrived around noon and made our way down the beach looking for a clear area to setup. We had five people in our group, two from Germany, one from Russia, one from Brazil and me.
They are keener on being in the buff than Brits, and wearing a swimming costume in a sauna remains verboten. But peeping toms beware: visiting a German sauna isn't a particularly erotic experience. True, Thermen, or bath-houses, are mixed, often with communal showers, saunas and steam rooms.