Here at ABG we try to stay on top of all the news that concerns greener ways of conducting the comings and goings of our readers and it is in that spirit that we bring you news of an offer that encourages more bicycle use. The Maison d'Envie
), a brothel in Berlin, is offering a discount for patrons who arrive by bicycle or Berlin public transport. Now, instead of paying €70 ($97.84) for a 45 minute visit, €65 ($90.85) will do the trick. Oddly, the €5 reduction extends to shorter stays as well making the €30 ($41.91) 15 minute session a mere €25 ($34.93).
There's no need to worry about working up a bit of a sweat pedaling your way there. Although some requests can be refused if guests are lacking in hygiene, showers are available in each of the rooms and their use is likely encouraged. So is the
enticement working? Says owner Thomas Goetz, ""We have around 3-5 new customers coming in daily to take advantage of the discount," and added that the deal has "helped alleviate traffic and parking congestion in the neighborhood." We can't help but wonder if there is a super-special on World Naked Bike Ride Day
[Source: Maison d'Envie / Reuters
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