Die Bildzeitung

The Bildzeitung, or BILD is the newspaper with the largest print run in Germany.

It is read by over 3 million people each day and is even printed in other countries so that Germans abroad can buy it whilst they are on holiday.

Although it is a national newspaper, there are 32 different regional editions.

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A short video of the Rhine

Here is a short video that I took at the weekend whilst hiking from Rüdesheim to Oberwesel. It was shot from the vineyards overlooking Assmannshausen.

More about this trip and the area another day…

The bio-ethanol car has arrived!

The bio-ethanol car that I ordered in August has arrived and I collected it this morning.

On first impression it is a normal Ford Focus, but with one critical difference – it has a power socket at the front to heat up the ethanol in scandanavian countries.

Currently it has a full tank of E85 bio-ethanol fuel and I’ve been driving with it this afternoon both through the town and on the motorway – appart from the initial smell of the ethanol there is no apparent difference in the way it drives.

In the next few weeks I shall be trying out the new petrol station and seeing how the ethanol reacts to the cold temperatures, even mixing it with normal Super (95 Octane) petrol.


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