03.09.2008 - 05.09.2008 18 °C
Well pretty much every memory I have of Munich involves something over-sized...the one litre steins of beer, the pretzels that are bigger than a small dog, the schnitzels and port knuckles that take up an entire dinner plate by themselves BEFORE the side of fries and salad is squeezed onto the sides and underneath. I cant believe just how much the locals of Munich could eat and drink in one sitting!!
Other than the over-sized food and obsession with beer, there wasnt a lot to see and do in Munich as far as sight-seeing was concerned so I spent most of my time wandering aimlessly around, checking out every store that sold the traditional clothes - so cute!
I had a really nice couple in my dorm room who were from Australia (but who were living in London before their europe trip) and after chatting for about half an hour we all decided to hit up the Hofbrauhaus - the biggest & best traditional beer house in Munich - basically what Munich is known for. Ive been pretty sick so it was supposed to be a quiet night for me, maybe one or two drinks...but of course like every other planned quiet night on this trip i wound up sneaking into the dorm room with them at 3 or 4am and curling up in bed still dressed...was such a fun night though. Then the next day the sickness was even worse and I struggled to get up at 7am to get to a tour of the Disney castle...which, once again, involved a massive mountain hike that nobody told me about!! It was SO worth it though, the castle was awsome to see and then the group went on a nice relaxed bike ride around Swan Lake (flat surface - thank goodness!) and then hopped on a train back to Munich.
All in all Munich was really fun...but I still dont feel I was made for Germany --- without an obsession for beer and for huge portions of meat, I just dont fit in!!