Saturday 6 August 2011

Angela Merkel makes merry among the mountains

John (who is a news fanatic) came across this gem today on the internet:

Across Europe, other prime ministers and presidents came under pressure to return to their desks as the crisis escalated. Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, has been criticised for being on mountain walking holiday in Italy, where she dined on yak carpaccio with Reinhold Messner, the Tyrolean mountaineer.

Naughty Frau Merkel consuming esoteric delights with her merry Tyrolean companion... You couldn't make it up, could you?


  1. If she waits for all the financial problems to be over, she'll probably never have another holiday.

  2. You're right, Patsy. I don't blame her at all. But it was her companion and especially the yak carpaccio that caught my attention!

  3. I'm glad they added that he's a mountaineer. Otherwise I'd have assumed it was some sort of German wine.

  4. I never thought of that, Keith - you're absolutely right!