Yesterday morning we joined the Saturday envoy of Swiss residents entering German territory for cheaper shopping supplies and causing general mayhem in their wake.
As we entered Konstanz before 9.30am yesterday morning a barrier had been erected off the highway, stopping vehicles taking the main road into the city. After a convoluted diversion round to the car park Duoblo we had earlier earmarked, we soon grimly realised that we were part of the chaos which impacts this lovely town each weekend due to the extremely high cost of living in Switzerland and the ancient ritual of Sunday closure.
The Swiss government should really be made to tackle this problem - I felt quite distressed for the locals having to deal with long traffic jams full of Swiss vehicles and their supermarkets crammed with shopping immigrants.
Aside from that, we greatly enjoyed this charming city with its cobbled streets, enchanting shops, laughingly friendly inhabitants, cosy tavernas and superior beer.
And I love La belle Imperia, the most brazen hussy that ever graced a harbour, with her bulging bosoms and provocative stance, fully rotating on a pedestal every four minutes. At her feet there are a multitude of locks inscribed with lovers demonstrating their eternal love.