The pinnacle of a recent trip to Germany (in journalistic terms) was an interview with a Neo-Nazi, writes Helene Cacace. Setting this up was pretty straight forward. He said he admired the balanced way the British press wrote stories and would answer a few of my questions from his HQ in Hamburg.
The interview was set for the pretty oppressive time of 8.30am on a Saturday morning. I was nervous beforehand, not because I was to confront a man who idolised Hitler, but because if he pulled out of the interview, More4 News would never send me on a foreign trip again. It was sod's law we picked the slowest and most incompetent taxi driver in Northern Germany to get us there.
He studied a map of Hamburg for 10 minutes, told us the road didn't exist and when he eventually found it asked us, his passengers from London, to give him directions. I felt sick. I wasn't sure how Neo-Nazis react if you turn up late.