day in a life in Bavaria land
Dachau Travel Blog› entry 4 of 4 › view all entries
Date 10-27-2006 1:32:57 AM
I´m enjoying my stay in München, a cool city. I´ve never been to a place where life revolves around BEER. They even have a Religious Day for Beer. I´ll be wearing the leiderhossen or dirndl the way I´m drinking over here. Yes, Beer is GOOD here. I try to only drink beer during ´happy hour´ because it´s cheaper, only 2 euros for half a liter - yes, I´m peeing like a firehouse (bathroom time). I met this guy from San Diego, he is backbacking on her own in Europe for 2/3 months I think. We were trading travels stories. We was just the Netherlands. Bummer about my Euro Rail pass, can´t even make it to Berlin. I only have a 7 days pass.
I did the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial today. I joined a guided tour led by an Israeli woman who lives in München. She said once a tourist was so overtaken by emotion that she had to leave the museum. The Nazis regime are such motherf___rs!! The crazy stuff that they have done to people. I got many photos of the Crematorium where they burned the prisoners. Once the prisoners get off the rail station, they are greated with an iron gate say, 'Albeit macht frei', which means 'works sets you free.' It truly does bec the Nazis worked the prisoners to death or just gas them at the Brausebad room. This is why the name for shower 'Brausebad' is wiped out in the German distionary and replace by 'douche'.
Imagine, they only have 12 toilets for a barrack of 500 people.
I learned that Bavarians don´t really consider themselves German. It´s like being a New Yorker to being a TEXAN. They are really the riches people in Germany. The local taxes are are 16%, yikes. They are crazy about football (soccer) here. FC München all the way!!! Many people drives BMW, Porches, Alpha Romeos cars. They consider people in the northern areas poorer. Currently, Dauchau is the hot suburbia area to live in relationtion to München. It is still cheaper there and you can get to the main city within 30 minutes. Imaging living in Brooklyn but the more 'suburbia' look and feel to it - like Shore Road near the Verazzano Bridge.
Finally, ate some real German food. I think there are such No Thing as vegetarians here. They love their beef!!!
I still kinda get lost by walking but I´m getting better at it. Gotta, book my train tomorrow to check out the castle near the border of Austria. I hope to get a seat. I´m doing this on my own, not joining a tour. tchuess, AC