My abiding memory of the meeting must be the weather - three glorious days of sparkling sunshine and balmy evenings.In such conditions one could comfortably saunter around or sit without recourse to a sweater. The previous week, they had had torrential rain causing flooding with cellars needing to be pumped out by the fire service.Locals will guide you to the best local clubs, bars and restaurants.“I found a guide in Ukraine, we went out for dinner after my business trip and she drove me around Odessa in her own car, and we have become friends since.
It was time to renew our friendships with our foreign friends and maybe notice that ‘so and so’ had not turned up this year.
Fortunately, our foreign friends have such a command of English that we do not feel at all out of place.
In this way, I learnt that we were close to an area where a dialect of Low German is spoken, which can be difficult for other Germans to understand.
Travel with people who are familiar with the city from the inside.
They will show you the most interesting places and the best beaches of the city.