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Tips For Tourists in USA! with Don’t Trust The Rabbit

Transcript 0:00 Hey everyone! 0:00 Dana here, and I am back in Hamburg now filming with Trixi from Don’t Trust The Rabbit. 0:05 I’m really excited to be filming here again. 0:07 We’re going to make a few videos for my channel, a few videos for her channel. 0:11 And right now we are filming […]

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Hey everyone!
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Dana here, and I am back in Hamburg now filming with Trixi from Don’t Trust The Rabbit.
0:05
I’m really excited to be filming here again.
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We’re going to make a few videos for my channel, a few videos for her channel.
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And right now we are filming a video about tips for tourists visiting the U.S.
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So Trixi, have you ever been to the U.S.?
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No, unfortunately I have never been there.
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Well that’s perfect because you are the perfect helper for this video then. – Great!
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I’m going to ask some questions or give a scenario and see, just curious to see what
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you think the answer is. – Okay. – Where you can get things.
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How things work.
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And then I will let you know, obviously, what, if you were correct or what actually is done
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or how it actually works.
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Okay, let’s give it a try.
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Alright let’s make the servers in the U.S. happy with this one.
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I’ll talk a little bit about tips in restaurants. – Okay.
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So you go to a restaurant in the U.S. and you have… – That sounds good. – Delicious!
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And you have just fine service. You get the food. Everything is fine. The server is nice enough.
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You know, everything is good. What would you tip? What do you think the tip is?
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Okay, so how much is the food in the end? Give me a number. – Um, let’s say, yeah, let’s say in the end…
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Or how much money did I eat. – The food cost $50. – Wow. I ate a lot. – There were a few people.
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Then it was really good, okay. – Yeah. – Fifty dollars. – Uh-huh.
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So I guess being in America, I would make it $53.
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No. People would give you some pretty bad looks.
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Yeah, I expected that. – So in the U.S…in the U.S. it’s done by percentages.
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Yeah, so you would like, 10 percent maybe or something? – Fifteen. – Fifteen percent! – Fifteen percent.
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Okay. – Fifteen percent is pretty standard.
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Okay, interesting. – If you go to a restaurant, and everything…it’s not sucky,
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Uh-huh, – you tip 15 percent.
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If it’s, if you didn’t enjoy something about it, – Uh-huh. – um, and you think that might,
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kind of be the server’s fault, – Okay. – people usually still give ten percent. – Alright.
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Um, because the servers generally only make a very, very tiny amount per hour. – Uh-huh.
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So the tip is really their wage. – Okay.
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So if something goes wrong with the food in the kitchen…that’s not really the server’s
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fault, you know. – Uh-huh. So even if you didn’t like the food you would still
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pay the server. – If the server was nice, yeah. – Alright. – You still have to pay the server.
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And then if the server is really nice, goes above and beyond, then you give twenty percent, so.
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Alright. That’s interesting to know. – Uh-huh. – Please don’t think that I’m a rude person or something.
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It’s just way different in Germany. – Yeah it’s just to know.
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You also give a tip and it’s like 2 euros or 3 euros but it’s also not considered super
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rude if it’s not that much, I would say.
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It depends on the restaurant that you go to.
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And that’s the point of this video. – Exactly.
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To enlighten and inform.
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When shopping for clothes if the price tag says – Could happen.- that a shirt costs $10 – Uh-huh.
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That’s cheap. – how much does the shirt cost?
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That seems to be an odd question.
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Because the obvious answer appears to be $10. – One would think.
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But maybe there’s also a sale outside of the shop, so it says like, summer sale or something – Uh-huh.
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and then it gets even cheaper.
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She’s going in the wrong direction. It goes more expensive.
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So in the U.S. – Wow! – for clothes and for other items, um, the tax is not put on the tag.
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That is super annoying. – Yeah.
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And I was really shocked when I came – That’s manipulating! – to Germany and the clothes
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were actually the price that it says on the tag.
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No – Wow! – in the U.S. if it says a shirt costs $10, I just always estimate another, like, 6 to 10 percent.
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So I would just assume I need to make sure that I have $11.
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Different states have different taxes, and sometimes even within a state, I think that
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there can be, like, a county that also puts taxes on it. – Okay.
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So there’s different taxes all over the place.
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How about beer?
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What age do you have to be to drink beer in the U.S.? Beer…I think in Germany it’s okay
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when you’re 16.
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But I think I’ve heard that the rules are a bit sharper in America.
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So I would go for 21, like all the other beverages.
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Okay, what about vodka? Do you think it’s different? Beer and vodka, is there a difference?
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I wouldn’t say.
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Because it is in Germany, and I think I’ve heard it is not in America. – Good job!
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Great. – All alcohol: 21. – Nice. – First thing I got right I guess.
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So you’re driving down the highway when you realize, ah!
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I have to go to the bathroom.
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How much does it cost to use the restrooms in the rest areas on the highway?
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Okay, I know that in Germany it’s also more expensive.
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I would say it’s, it cannot be that much.
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I mean it’s just, just to pee!
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It shouldn’t, they shouldn’t make money out of people being in really desperate situations
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so a dollar.
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Maybe.
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It’s free.
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It’s free.
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It’s free.
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It’s free!
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Ah, you’re free to pee.
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It’s free to pee! – That’s nice! – Everyone sing about it.
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As far as paying to use the restroom goes, that’s something that I really only started
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experiencing – Here, yeah. – when I moved to Europe.
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You’re in Florida. It’s 30 degrees celsius out. – Wouldn’t that be nice? – Can you picture it?
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Can you feel it? Okay. – Yes, yes.
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Why, then, would you see people leaving their apartment with a jacket in hand?
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I wouldn’t have had a clue – Uh-huh. – until yesterday.
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Ah, did I give it away? – But I remember that you told me the
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story about your family I gave it away.- going to a restaurant,
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or no to the cinema – Uh-huh. – actually, and there
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are a lot of air conditioners – Uh-huh. – in any public place that you go to so it’s actually
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a good choice to go with a sweater – Yep. – or a jacket ah, when you, yeah go outside
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Exactly. – even when it’s really warm outside.
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What if you have a headache while you’re on vacation? – It can happen.
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Where can you buy pain medicine?
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You know, ibuprofen or Advil – Uh-huh. – or something like this.
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Where can you buy that?
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I hope it’s in pharmacies only because otherwise it would be a little bit dangerous if everyone
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could just buy as many pills as they wanted.
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But judging from your reaction, I think America is a bit different.
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So you can buy these pain relieving pills at the gas station. – Oh great. – You can buy them
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at the airport probably there’s some little like news stand – Yeah. – you can buy them at.
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You can buy them in a lot of places. – Okay. – And as far as, actually, your answer, you are kind of wrong.
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Okay. – Because in the U.S. the pharmacy situation is not like it is here in Germany – Uh-huh.
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So let’s say you go into a grocery store, many groceries will have a pharmacy. – Okay.
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But that is where you get your prescription drugs. – Uh-huh.
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All of the other things like ibuprofen other small pain medicines or allergy tablets, you
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get those, actually, just in the grocery store.
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Now imagine you’re at a hotel.
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You spent the night there and in the morning there is a breakfast for you. – Nice.
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What could you imagine, what do you expect would be at that breakfast?
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Most likely some, some toast.
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And, like, bread rolls and scrambled eggs maybe.
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Or sausages, like, a lot of, um, also like cooked food or fried food, but also the, the
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regular stuff like toast with marmalade. That’s what I would go for.
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Okay, I would say that’s pretty good.
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The only thing is probably you wouldn’t see rolls.
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Okay. – You would have toast and some sort of jams, like you said and also, yeah, scrambled eggs,
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sausages – Nice. – but then also probably pancakes.
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Ah, beautiful! – There would be a waffle maker perhaps.
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You can make the waffle there. – Yeah. Keep talking. – Um, maybe an omelette station.
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It depends on the hotel, you know. How nice it is. – Uh-huh.
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But these things are common and then also cereals.
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I’m hungry now. – But what you wouldn’t find, you wouldn’t find rolls and you wouldn’t find the meat slices.
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Because we call that luncheon meat.
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And so you can see it’s not breakfast meat.
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It’s call luncheon meat.
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Yeah, all the other things were delicious enough. I, I’d be happy. – You’re okay with that? Okay.
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And I’m pretty hungry right now. – Alright.
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Yeah, our tummies are growling.
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And of course while you’re in the U.S. on vacation, you might want to send some postcards home.
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Of course. – So the question here then is… – Mommy, Grandma, my aunt. – Yeah, so many postcards.
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Where can you buy stamps. – Uh-huh.
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And where do you then mail the postcard?
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I think there must be something like a post office there? Where I could buy stamps. – Uh-huh.
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But I could imagine that there’s a more convenient store to buy them from.
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Like just a drug store or something. Maybe they also have stamps. Not like that in Germany.
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It’s really difficult to find stamps, actually.
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And then I would look for a letter box to put them in.
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What does a letter box look like?
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A mailbox. – Well in Germany it’s yellow but…okay a mailbox.
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And in America it’s maybe, it’s maybe blue and red and it has white stars. – All stars all over it.
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I don’t know. I just don’t know. – Yeah.
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Okay, so, as far as stamps go, you can buy sheets of stamps – Uh-huh. – at the grocery store as well.
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Okay so, so okay.
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But I think if you’re mailing a postcard internationally – Uh-huh. – you would probably have to get that
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stamp at the post office. – Uh-huh.
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Or I mean you could just buy the pack at the grocery store and just put a couple on. – Uh-huh.
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You know, you might not exactly get the right amount. – Yeah just pffff.
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And that must be fine.
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And then as far as mailing the letters go, you would look for either a blue box. – Uh-huh.
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The mailboxes, the big mail boxes are blue. – Well, at least one of the three colors right. – Yeah! You got blue.
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And you could also mail it at the post office where you bought the stamps, of course. – Yeah, okay.
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And if you’re staying with friends, then you actually just put your letter in their mailbox.
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So you, – Okay. – the mail carrier comes and picks up the mail and delivers the mail. – Nice.
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So our question for you is: did these things surprise you or did you already know these
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things and you’re like, yeah, I knew that already.
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Please let us know in the comments below.
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Thanks so much for watching.
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I hope you enjoyed this video.
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If you did, please give it a like.
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And also don’t forget to subscribe for more videos and be sure to go and check out
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Don’t Trust The Rabbit.
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We’re doing a few videos over there on her channel, so you can check those out as well.
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And also for more behind-the-scenes stuff, photos from our road trip, our time in Hamburg,
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you can check me out over here on my Twitter and my Facebook page.
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Until next time, auf Wiedersehen!
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I’m just gonna, I’m just gonna say it. – Just go for it. – “Buoy.”
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That is not correct. – Sad. I was expecting it to be correct. “Buoy.”
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It’s a buoy.
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Buoy. – Yeah. – That sounds cute. That sounds like oui! – Oui!
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Oui! – In the video that we did about the German sounds. – Yeah.
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That’s so cute, I imagined you on the beach like oh buoy, buoy, buoy…
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You’re driving down the highway and you realize, oh!
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I have to go to the bathroom.
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How much does it cost to use the restrooms in the…on the highway.
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So our question for you is: did these things surprise you?
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Were you um…oh ei a uh…were you?
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Oh yeah, and for photos, here. I forgot that part. Here.
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Hey everyone!
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Dana here and I’m back again in Hamburg with Trixi.
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I’m really excited to be filming some more videos with her.
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And today we are going to be…
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Okay. – That sounds like a fun activity. – Well I was looking at him over here.

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