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    • Day1

      Christmas in Munich

      December 25, 2019 in Germany ⋅ 🌧 4 °C

      2 pre nights/day before our cruise; we are going to see and do as much as we can, even inspite of the rain and wind. Today after landing early, quick customs and baggage claim, we headed to the Lufthansa Express (57 EU for 2 roundtrip transferes) to take us from airport to center city then short taxi ride to the Westin Grand. So glad rooms were available for early checkin; we could drop our luggage, changes clothes then head to the Cathedral of Munich were we enjoyed the celebration of Christmas Day liturgy with their Cardinal, 2 Bishops, priests and Deacons. Yes, it was in German, but we could follow along with the help of the liturgy aids. After, and now in the rain, we wondered around the Marianplatz to see the cleanup from their Christmas Markets, listen to the Glockenspiel play at 12N, and find a nice little place for some great German food and beer. Walked back to the hotel, still raining, but we did it. Great day, so ready for a full night sleep and praying for a bit of sunshine tomorrow. Enjoying the journey!!!Read more


      Ah Ha!


      Hoping that rain goes away soon! Hopefully, it will turn all sunny for your cruise!! Looked at the forecast for Vienna over the next 5 days - looks pretty good actually. Just need to get by today and the next day


      Sounds like. Wonderful and Joyous day!

    • Day16

      Day 15: Munich, Germany 🇩🇪🇩🇪

      July 19 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

      After an energizing evening and morning with our good friends Meike and Herbert, we were ready for a wonderful day of riding to Munich!
      The 60 mile route from Ingolstadt to Munich was filled with rolling hills of hops, corn, and full bloom sunflowers! We had 45 miles by noon, and it was another beautiful ride! The last 12 miles were along a crushed gravel bicycle trail paralleling the Isar River. About 5 miles from our destination of the Japanese area of the English tea garden Jim had a rear flat tire. It was luckily along the river where we could repair it then cool are feet in clear water. After we cooled off, we arrived and drank a few cold beverages, and filled our bellies with Bavarian sausage, sauerkraut, and of course a giant pretzel! After cleaning up at our AirBnB we did a 8 mile ride to some sights in Munich. The City center with the famous Glockenspiel was a relaxing area to soak in the atmosphere, and the hot weather had thousands of people picnicking, partying, and jump in the River of the English Gardens. We are always amazed at the quietness and respect of others in large crowded areas. We stayed in the English Garden until the darkness ended another special day.Read more



    • Day8

      Apertura Concerto

      October 16 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

      Lui ha aperto il concerto, ho preferito più lui del gruppo che eravamo andate a sentire in verità ahahahah

      E poi è bono

      Ma davvero bono raga


      Comunque del primo video ho capito solo "viel Spaß", troppo io in GermaniaRead more


      "jsksisnsos" il pubblico "uuuuuh" io:"cosa scusa puoi ripetere"

      Blog di Paperella

      ahahahh ke smptk

    • Day12

      Englishcher Garten Sud

      September 15, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

      On arrival back in Munich, we headed to the English Garden, a huge green space in the centre of Munich, where the locals come to swim, surf, sun bake - including nude sun baking in a particular quadrant - exercise, read, enjoy a picnic, etc. etc. Of course there are also several beer gardens and cafes to eat and drink beer. It’s a pity I dislike beer, as wine is not always an option, so I have been drinking water, which is not a bad thing.

      The Englischer Garten is one of the largest urban parks in the world. The layout has undergone many changes over the centuries as new buildings and green spaces were added. In 1789, Elector Carl Theodor ordered that a public park be established along the Isar River. He assigned an Englishman, Benjamin Thompson, who worked at the time for the Bavarian Army. The park got it’s name because it was laid out in the style of an English country park.The network of paths equate to 78 kms, and there are soccer fields as well as a Japanese teahouse.

      As most people in Munich live in apartments, this type of green space is crucial to their well being. One suggestion from me would be to ban smoking, as that does spoil the experience slightly, and maybe create separate bike paths.
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    • Day8

      Konzert (Provinz)

      October 16 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

      Sta qua teneva le braccia alzate tutte piegate tutte storte non riuscivo a fare una minchia di foto del gruppo sul palchetto porcod

      Il concerto è iniziato alle 20:00 ed è finito quasi alle 23:00Read more

    • 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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    • Day5

      Ein Prosit ein Prosit

      September 30, 2021 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Ce soir c'est typiquement Bavarois
      Jarret , salade de 🥔 et Weizen bier et l'orchestre


      bon app et santé 🍻🎶

      Michel Chambaz

      danke schoen

    • Day21


      August 9, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

      On arrive à Munich.
      La télé nous attendait😜. Nous allons faire un tour au marché. Sur certains stands les prix sont prohibitifs, sur d autres on peut déguster les produits. L ambiance est sympa.
      Nous mangeons dans un biergarden. Demain visite.
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    • Day8

      Activist Juice

      August 31, 2016 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

      A slower day today. I am writing this in a beer garden in the English gardens. More about that later.
      I started the day with a hop on hop off bus.
      Last night I walked from the train station to the hotel but with sore feet from all the walking I did in London I wanted to save the walking for touristy things, not getting there.
      The tramline right outside the hotel is being dug up (although I found out later there is a replacement bus) but there is a train station a few minutes from the hotel that takes me into the main station. It took me about 5 minutes but I eventually managed to buy myself a 3 day ticket.

      The sightseeing bus was just okay. The sights are wonderful but the commentary was about 30 seconds behind the bus so somethings were missed. I do have a good idea of the city, there aren't the crowds like I saw on London, given the population is 1.8 million no wonder it feels similar to Perth crowd wise.

      After the tour I made my way to the Viktualienmarkt which is an open air market that sells a lot of bratwurst. It sells much more that that but wurst shops must have made up 1/4 of the shops.
      I received my first "God's greeting" at the market.

      From now until I get to Dijon my posts will most likely contain references to The Chalet School series I read as a child and continue to read as an adult. If you aren't one of the small group who recognise these then ... I don't know, just pretend you do?

      I had bratwurst and krautsalada (badically a cheese kransky and cabbage salad) for lunch at the market.

      The two apps I use most are google maps and now itranslate. Itranslate was very helpful today at the market. I was trying to translate the ingredients in a fresh juice, orange was easy, erdbeere is strawberry but I misspelt ananas and it came out activist! It was actually pineapple.

      I bought several cheeses, ham, liverwurst, olives, tirol schuettelbrot (a really hard flat rye bread but nice), dip, brambleberries, figs, yoghurt and probably other stuff I haven't mentioned.

      There was only one place where the server didn't speak english, she was the one who gave me the first "gruss gott" and I managed to make myself understood and bought some alm butter.

      It was a really nice day until about 3pm or so when it started to get hot. I finished up and came back to the hotel.
      This evening I packed up my purchases and went to the English gardens for a picnic. Rather than gardens it is more of an english park in which you would expect to find deer.
      When the bus entered the park I saw how dense it was in parts so decided to get off one stop earlier where the beer garden was and there were lots of people.
      To give you an idea of the size it has more than 70km of paths.

      As the sun went down I made my way to the beer garden and decided to have a drink. I bought a pretzel as well which I'll have for breakfast.
      The beer garden is the place to go if you want meat and lots of it. People had plates with half a chicken or a massive shank, some just that while others had sides as well.

      Nymphenburg Castle
      Just to prove that it is me - relaxing on the english gardens.
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