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Another day in Europe. Today Hamburg, Germany.

Every time I have visited customers in Hamburg it has rained. Drizzle or heavy rain – it always seems to be raining in Hamburg. When I was last visiting customers a Novell account manager told me that was why people from Hamburg had an affinity for English people – they are all used to the rain!

The highlight of the day was visiting Airbus – and seeing the Airbus 380 fabrication building. The scale of infrastructure that has been put in place to build this plane is incredible. There are no superlatives left. Wings are assembled in the UK, fuselage in France, the whole thing is assembled in Hamburg. Seeing the A380 up close was humbling.

Travel back from Airbus is always fun – taking the ferry from the customer site, across the Elbe and then on to the airport by taxi.