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  • Day4

    Altess Schloss

    December 11, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 37 °F

    This castle, more like a very stately manor home and garden, was the home of Maximilian. At one time the King of the Holy Roman Empire. The most beautiful palace. I visited late in the day and was the only person there. The visitor guide said the building is very cold in the winter so few people visit. I was so happy to have taken the time to get here. 2 busses U-bahn 295, and the S1, then the 295 and the u-4.Read more

    Adel Welty

    Those people look so tiny!

    Adel Welty

    What a beautiful place!… Sure would hate to clean it though LOL

  • Day47

    My Accidental Marathon

    March 2, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    I have been hiking for weeks. When I first got to Germany my time was split between school and hiking and running. In the evenings sometimes I would go to meet ups where I would have a drink with strangers. I even tried out salsa and realized that in Munich no one wants to teach a lead. Yet as time has gone on I find more and more that I love hiking in mountains the people I meet there and the adventures and invitations that come from there. That's how I wound up in Berlin!

    Yet after all these adventures I realized that I've not been running and I miss it. I have signed up for 50 km in Switzerland in August did I have not run more than 30 since I got here. I haven't run more than 30 in a row. So today I decide to run 30 km to Freising.

    The only problem is that by the time I run 12 kilometers I passed a sign that says "Freising 27 km."

    I try not to think about this too hard because I am here to run and I'm not going to stop running before I hit at least 30 kilometers so I keep running to freising.The day is sunny and I run along the ice are back and forth as it weaves back and forth along trails and empty Woods where no leaves live. sometimes there is a trail next to the water very close and fun to bounce on as I run yet often the trail is as wine and clear as a small and gravel Road. Either way I keep running. I have headphones in and I'm listening to an audiobook about how our bodies affect the way our mind works and that maybe our mind is less in control of our bodies and ourselves and that it is instead more a coordinator and our body is the one in charge. The more I listen to this the more it resonates with me as I feel my body and let it move. I do love to feel my body in motion.

    Yet when the sign starts to send freising 8 km my body does not feel so lovely. I pause and check my distance I've already run 32 km and I did not bring supplies for the next eight. Yet when I look at the map there is no convenient place to stop running and take a train home. We are not in freising and the nearest train station is also 5 km away. Given the choice between an empty train Station Drive kilometers away and a train station with a restaurant and a bar 8 km away I know the right answer. I keep running.

    I run for as long and as hard as I can yet after three hours of running I have no water and my body is tired so I change between running and walking and jogging as I get more and more thirsty. Next time I do this I will have to bring snacks. I hear peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a great choice. Either way I do get to the freising train station and there is a restaurant and there is beer. And milkshakes.

    I skip the next train so I can have a burger and a milkshake and after a little while I'm buy a beer to sip on the train back to Munich. I'm always amazed and how fast a person can run. it only took three and a half hours for me to get to freising, and it wound up being 42 kilometers. And here on the train it will still take one full hour to get back to Munich. Does this mean I was running at one-quarter the speed of the train?

    I have hunger that does not stop. This is a wonderful opportunity to break every diet rule in the book. I spend the afternoon searching and eating for everything, them catch up with friends for drinks.
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  • Day22

    AOK Bewhungsinsel am Olympiapark

    February 6, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C

    The sun shines. For the first time in four days the sun shines!!!!

    I am so excited that when I finish school, I ride home, change clothes and start running. When I start, I don't know if I am going to Nymphenburg, to English Garten, to the Isar, or simply around Olympiapark, but after three days of rain and class and people I am tired of staying still. Perhaps staying still is harder than running around - whenever I sit for too long I get tired and hungry yet when I run or hike or move in the sunshine I get happy, more fit, and relaxed.

    So instead of deciding, I simply run. I like running near Olympia park. It has hills if you choose, flat if you choose, and a fitness-area, or a playground for fitness, or maybe it is called an adult playground. I can't tell. I don't care, because I run straight to it so I can play on the adult-sized monkey bars and slackline.

    I'm running because I signed up for a Sparta race in Mallorca on March 8. I'm running because I signed up to run 50k in Switzerland this summer. I'm running because I want to feel my body move. I'm running because I love how the sun shines to make a new beautiful day.

    I am growing to love the feeling of my body in motion. My body isn't entirely sure about it, yet I decide that I don't want to slow down today. I've been reading "Natural Born Heros" by Christopher McDougall, the same author as "Born to Run", and over and over he talks about how our bodies can do incredible things - how they were made to do incredible things - and how it doesn't require total absolute strength training, but joy and enthusiasm and a desire to move your body in natural ways. I run to the fitness-garden, grab the monkey bars and swing - from one, to the next, to the next, to the end, and turn around with my hands and go back. Monkey bars are hard for me, but I try reaching every-other bar. I try to cross a third time. I fail and land on the rubber mat.

    Instead of a pause, I get up and head to the slackline. This comes more naturally. I like agility and balance more than strength. I cross the line. I do it again. I do it a third time and fall. I do it a fourth time and fall. I don't care to stop moving, so I change to the back-stressor. I'm not sure what it's called in English, but it's a reverse situp, where you start laying forward and pull you back tight so your chest goes off the ground. I do this until I can't. Then I go to pull ups. I play without resting - or rather I let muscles rest when I use others. When I can't move my arms or my stomach anymore I run.

    I run in intervals, a jog for a time, then a sprint, then a jog. I run around Olympia-lake and when I get back to the playground I play again. Then run again. Then play again. and again, and again, and before you know it 2 hours have gone by and I'm filled with endorphins and kissed by the sun and thirsty for more, and for water.

    I've run about 20km, with pauses between for playing. It's taken me over two hours, which is about right. I'm running faster and faster these days, but still slower than others. I like when my week is filled with motion and sunlight on brisk clear winter days. These are good days but I cannot rest too long. I have to go to German-practice book-club after dinner!

    I'm especially excited today because tomorrow I go wandering with Franz and Ooli - I am skipping Friday class to join a hike in the beautiful weather. Just when I think my day will not get better, I read an email invite to another hike on Saturday for snow-shoeing with my next host; Garnot. I call Garnot and make plans with him while he quietly chats from his work office, planning non-work things.

    I am excited.
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  • Aug14

    Alte Heide

    August 14, 2020 in Germany ⋅ 🌧 20 °C

    Tip des Tages,
    Mitten im alten Teil von Schwabing in einem Wohngebiet liegt der Biergarten mit Wirtschaft. Hier wird noch richtig gekocht. keineTouris weit und breit, na gut 😊 zwei Bremer.
    Ach ja die Wirtin kommt auch aus Bremen.

    Restaurant Alte Heide
    Fröttmaninger Str. 18B, 80805 München
    089 41857730
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    Beate von Lübke

    Immer wieder schön und einen Besuch wert 👍🏻

  • Aug15

    Chill Day

    August 15, 2020 in Germany ⋅ 🌧 22 °C

    Mittagsschlaf im Park. Eine Radltour im Englischen Garten . Pizza und Pasta in der L‘osteria. Planungen für morgen, zum wandern 🥾 in einer Klamm. Das muß reichen für heute, schließlich haben wir Urlaub.Read more

    Kira Misu


    Beate von Lübke

    Super cool, diese Dependance 😎

  • Day8

    Zwei Tage

    November 28, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    Zwei Tage bis zur Abfahrt, schön langsam wirds ernst. Es ist alles gepackt, Kodas Rucksack hat knapp unter 4kg, ist also schön im Rahmen. Den Beisskorb hat er auch wieder akzeptiert, grosze Begeisterung schaut anders aus, aber da muss er durch.Read more

  • Day1

    Auto beladen

    August 1, 2021 in Germany ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Ja, nicht so einfach mit kleinem das ganze Wohnmobil zu packen, Gott sei Dank waren die Schwiegereltern bei uns und haben uns den kleinen abgenommen. Wir waren doch arg beschäftigt den ganzen Kram ins Womo zu verladen....
    Das Wetter war auch sehr durchwachsen aber hat super viel Spaß gemacht.
    Mein großer kam dann auch am Abend bzw ich durfte ihn abholen....hat ja auch nicht geregnet....aber gut. Morgen Vormittag geht's los💪
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  • Day2


    April 10, 2019 in Germany ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    The first stop of our central European trip is Munich. During three days and two nights time here, we learnt a bit history of Bavarian Royal family, had so much sweet pastry, started to understand some German words, astonished by this city's buildings and sculptures.Read more

  • Day21

    Dia 21 Hallein a Munich 180 km

    June 25, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Salí para Múnich sobre las 9 de la mañana y , después de un atasco en la autopista de 40 minutos, llegue a Múnich sobre las 11:30. Por el camino cruce la frontera de Austria a Alemania. Estoy en los suburbios de Múnich, no muy lejos del centro. Hoy descanse y me fui a pasear a la zona del estadio olímpico y a la central de BMW. Recorrri el museo de BMW y luego subí una cuesta hasta un biere garten donde me tomé un par de cervezas y leí un rato. Hoy camine 10 km. Ahora estoy en el Airbnb en un jardín muy bonito al lado de la casa. Mañana me voy en metro al centro a pasear todo el día.Read more

  • Day22

    Dia 22 Munich 10 km a pie

    June 26, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Me tomé el metro por la mañana para el centro de Múnich, no sin cierta reserva porque todos los nombres de las estaciones son parecidos e imposibles de recordar. Llegue bien, camine un rato hasta la Marienplatz, una de las plazas principales. Sobre las 10:45 tenía un tour en español cuyo guía era una andaluza pequeñita pero de gran vozarrón y muy simpática que le daba alegría y colorido a la excursión. Recorrimos la ciudadela a pie durante dos horas y media bajo un calor y un sol abrazador. Patu , que así se llamaba la guía, nos contaba anécdotas e historias muy interesantes, por ejemplo el origen del nombre de la ciudad, Múnich: la ciudad no tenía nombre, se había formado sobre el río y unos monjes habían venido y habían construido un puente sobre el que cobraban peaje para cruzar. Cuando les preguntaban a los habitantes ellos decían vivo ahí cerca de lo de los monjes (bayer munchen) con el tiempo quedó Múnich. Otra anécdota es la estatua de Julieta a la que los hombres le tocan la teta para que les de suerte, y su contrapartida para las mujeres, el cadaver de una mártir santa que se puede ver en una iglesia y es a la que le piden las chicas conseguir novio (incluyo fotos de los dos) y muchas historias más.
    El tour terminó en la cervecería más importante de la ciudad, cuyo origen se remonta al 1600, la cervecería real, un edificio con capacidad para más de 3000 tomadores de cerveza. Ya era pasado el mediodía y estaba muerto de sed así que me metí en la cervecería y pedí un jarro de un litro al que me tomé comíendo salchichas con chucrut.
    Luego intenté llegar al río, pero una ampolla en un pie, la cerveza tomada y los 34 grados de temperatura me hicieron desistir, así que volví al metro y al airbnb. Un paseo espectacular!
    Mañana voy a Lucerne, Suiza. Son unas 5 o 6 horas de auto por los Alpes pasando de Alemania a Austria y de ahí a Suiza.
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