Munich Travel Blog› entry 29 of 41 › view all entries
Before I start this entry, let me take a second to thank everyone who was concerned about my situation. I am so happy to know that so many people care about me. It's not 100% resolved, but I can continue to travel thanks to my wonderful and loving parents. I love them more than ever right now! Thank you mom and dad!!! Best Parents EVER!
Even in my time of distress, I felt it was extremely important to go see Dachau, the first of many Concentration Camps built by the Nazis during thier regime. Dachau was the only camp to remain open and functional the entire Third Reich. Not to be confused with a death camp, like Aushwitz, Dachau was a work camp. But that does not mean that prisoners were safe from death there.
It was an extremely powerful experience. I felt an overwhelming sadness as I walked the grounds and realized just what kind of horrors humans are capable of. I feel that it is everyone's duty as human beings to go to a concentration camp if you are ever near one. Education is the best way of preventing history from repeating itself.
After the tour of Dachau, Gordon, Danielle (the to Aussies I went with) and I really needed a pick-me-up. So, where else better to go for a lift in spirits than the world famous Hofbräuhaus! We had a beer and shared some much needed smiles with eachother. Bavarian beer is very strictly regulated as to what can be put in it, and therefore is the purest beer you can drink, with no chemicals added for preservation or anything else. This means that there are virtually no hangovers from drinking Bavarian beer. However, the Bavarian beers we have at home are not brewed in Bavaria, but state side, and those do have all those preseravtives and chemicals in them. Sucks, I know.
After Hofbräuhaus, the three of us bumped into a bunch of people we had met the previous day on a walking tour, who were on a pub crawl. We just tagged along with them for the rest of the night.