6.8.09 Munchinâ€™ in Munchen
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6.8.09 Munchinâ€™ in Munchen
We had a beautiful day in
We took the metro to the central â€śMarienplatzâ€ť area, where we enjoyed the immense food market. Every item we bought surprised us: Our â€śchickenâ€ť was some kind of soy, the sweet tomatoes stuffed with cheese were really red peppers, and the mushrooms were gummy enough to successfully avoid our knifeâ€™s fate - it was a â€śculinary experience.â€ť The pretzels and bread from the department store were good.
We witnessed the â€śmost overrated show on earthâ€ť of the puppet show during the 11am, noon, and 5pm bell ringing at the Neues Rathaus (
We climbed the town hall tower (3.50E total) to enjoy the
The famous Hofbrauhs House had a little museum on the second floor, which was fun with picture opportunities for holding big, heavy mugs and reading about itâ€™s 1500 year history.
Strolling Maximillianhofe (street) we saw all the designer stores, the lovely marble National Theatre building, then beautiful opera house (we think- there were few signs).
We took the U3 subway line to Olympic Park. The
Then we strolled all over Olympic Park, which was lovely and we enjoyed a lunch and a Bavarian beer. While the kids didnâ€™t have any, it is surprising how many people offer Jazy a beer. They did ask Jazy and Lia last night at the campground store last night who the beer they were purchasing was for and Jazy said for her mom, so they sold it to her. Isnâ€™t that interesting how lenient they are regarding alcohol? It is definitely part of the culture.
We met some nice Irish people this morning at the campground. They were from
There is no internet at the campground other than a type-in machine that doesnâ€™t allow USB memory-stick input, which is what we had at the Bois de Bologne Paris campground. Youâ€™d think we were asking for a million bucks- I mean, this is the busy, main campground within the largest German city- wouldnâ€™t you expect such a modern country to have some sort of internet options? I think it is surprising that Greek campgrounds are more progressive.
We are happy to have electric (2E) although we refuse to pay 1E each for showers. The price is right at 20E for all of us, so Iâ€™m not complaining about that- just the internet.
It is a lovely afternoon- there is pollen blowing through the air like large snowflakes, but the temperature is perfect. The kids are all playing on the playground, balancing and jumping dangerously on the teeter-totter with other kids.
We were talking with some nice Canadians on the metro and made the mistake of bemoaning the fact that we only have one month to go on our trip. â€śWow!â€ť they said, â€śOur entire trip is only 3 weeks!â€ť which made us feel like complete ingrates. We are so lucky every single day to have this terrific experience!
Munich is a lovely city- I must admit to being surprised at how pretty and clean it is, how efficient the transportation, how nice the people on the metro who all offered to help two girls in wheelchairs exit when they needed to, how patiently they waited for all to exit the metro before entering, how the pace is reasonable and unhurried, how traffic within the city seems sparse. It seems like a very livable, enjoyable place to live!